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Eliana Miller Perrin, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Primary Care
Campus mail: DUMC 102645, 2213 Elba Street, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 620-4600
Email address: eliana.perrin@duke.edu

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. 

 

Education and Training

  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
  • M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Denistry, 1997

Publications

Linthavong, O, O'Shea, TM, Allred, E, Perrin, E, Bauserman, M, Joseph, RM, Leviton, A, Heeren, TC, Kuban, KCK, and Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborn (ELGAN) Research Study, . "Neurocognitive and Health Correlates of Overweight and Obesity among Ten-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Preterm." The Journal of Pediatrics (June 27, 2018).

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Armstrong, S, Wong, CA, Perrin, E, Page, S, Sibley, L, and Skinner, A. "Association of Physical Activity With Income, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States: Findings From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2016." JAMA pediatrics (June 11, 2018).

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Perrin, EM, O'Shea, TM, Skinner, AC, Bose, C, Allred, EN, Fichorova, RN, van der Burg, JW, and Leviton, A. "Elevations of inflammatory proteins in neonatal blood are associated with obesity and overweight among 2-year-old children born extremely premature." Pediatric Research 83, no. 6 (June 2018): 1110-1119.

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Brown, CL, and Perrin, EM. "Obesity Prevention and Treatment in Primary Care." Academic Pediatrics (May 29, 2018). (Review)

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Skinner, AC, Ravanbakht, SN, Skelton, JA, Perrin, EM, and Armstrong, SC. "Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999-2016." Pediatrics (February 26, 2018).

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Wong, C, Greeno, J, Perrin, E, Peterson, E, Chung, R, and Skinner, A. "SEX, DRUGS & READY TO ROLL: YOUNG ADULT PATIENT-REPORTED HEALTH OUTCOMES & BEHAVIORS." February 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Wong, CA, Greeno, J, Perrin, E, Peterson, E, Chung, R, and Skinner, A. "YOUNG AND NOT SO INVINCIBLE: HEALTH BEHAVIORS AND PATIENT-REPORTED HEALTH OUTCOMES AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS." February 2018.

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Howard, JB, Skinner, AC, Ravanbakht, SN, Brown, JD, Perrin, AJ, Steiner, MJ, and Perrin, EM. "Obesogenic Behavior and Weight-Based Stigma in Popular Children's Movies, 2012 to 2015." Pediatrics 140, no. 6 (December 2017).

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Brown, CL, Perrin, EM, Peterson, KE, Brophy Herb, HE, Horodynski, MA, Contreras, D, Miller, AL, Appugliese, DP, Ball, SC, and Lumeng, JC. "Association of Picky Eating With Weight Status and Dietary Quality Among Low-Income Preschoolers." Academic Pediatrics (September 2017).

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Wasser, HM, Thompson, AL, Suchindran, CM, Hodges, EA, Goldman, BD, Perrin, EM, Faith, MS, Bulik, CM, Heinig, MJ, and Bentley, ME. "Family-based obesity prevention for infants: Design of the “Mothers & Others” randomized trial." Contemporary Clinical Trials 60 (September 2017): 24-33.

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