Eliana Miller Perrin
Professor of Pediatrics

Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the University of Rochester School of Medicine (with AOA honors), and Stanford Pediatrics residency. She completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and earned her MPH also from UNC-CH. She was on the faculty of UNC for over 16 years, most recently as a tenured professor in the Department of Pediatrics. For the three years prior to coming to Duke, she also served as an Associate Vice Chancellor for Research for the university helping to build interdisciplinary research teams and overseeing the university’s post-doctoral program. She transitioned to Duke University in early 2017, and she is a tenured professor of Pediatrics, the Division Chief of Primary Care, and Director of the Duke Center for Childhood Obesity Research. She enjoys mentoring and interdisciplinary team-building. Her area of research expertise is patient-oriented preventive care, pediatric obesity, and health services research, especially the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity. She has also developed and disseminated many tools to help pediatricians in practice prevent and treat obesity including color-coded BMI charts. She has been the lead on numerous grants (including a multi-site randomized controlled trial NIH R01 and its renewal) on obesity and children’s health. She has served on numerous committees and initiatives trying to prevent obesity. She has been a central part of two grants from the NIH exploring the connections between culture and health including as PI of a multi-disciplinary, team science grant (R24) which looks at children’s movies and obesogenic messages and stigma. She is a board-certified pediatrician who practices at Roxboro Road Clinic. 

 

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