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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

Moseley, Connor A., Madhulika Vulimiri, Robert S. Saunders, William K. Bleser, Eliana M. Perrin, Sarah C. Armstrong, Gary X. Wang, Peter A. Ubel, Mark McClellan, and Charlene A. Wong. “Medicaid and CHIP Child Health Beneficiary Incentives: Program Landscape and Stakeholder Insights..” Pediatrics 144, no. 2 (August 2019). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-3161.

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Brown, Callie L., and Eliana M. Perrin. “Defining picky eating and its relationship to feeding behaviors and weight status..” J Behav Med, July 19, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00081-w.

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Moseley, Connor A., Asheley C. Skinner, Eliana M. Perrin, Sarah C. Armstrong, Eric D. Peterson, and Charlene A. Wong. “Adolescent and Young Adult Recreational, Occupational, and Transportation Activity: Activity Recommendation and Weight Status Relationships..” J Adolesc Health 65, no. 1 (July 2019): 147–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.01.021.

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Wood, Charles T., Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Jane D. Brown, Callie L. Brown, Janna B. Howard, Michael J. Steiner, Andrew J. Perrin, Cary Levine, Sophie N. Ravanbakht, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Concordance of Child and Parent Reports of Children's Screen Media Use..” Acad Pediatr 19, no. 5 (July 2019): 529–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.04.002.

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Schilling, Samantha, Shaundreal Jamison, Charles Wood, Eliana Perrin, Coby Jansen Austin, Juliet Sheridan, Allison Young, Margaret Burchinal, and Kori B. Flower. “Health Status of Children Enrolled in a Family Navigator Program to Eliminate Intergenerational Poverty..” Clin Pediatr (Phila) 58, no. 6 (June 2019): 647–55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0009922819832026.

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Dovico, Jaclyn M., Rebecca J. Palmer, Eliana M. Perrin, and Callie L. Brown. “Food Insecurity Associated With Underestimation of Weight Status in Children With a Healthy Weight..” Acad Pediatr, April 25, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.04.009.

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White, Michelle J., H Shonna Yin, Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Alan Delamater, Kori Flower, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Neighborhood Commute to Work Times and Self-Reported Caregiver Health Behaviors and Food Access..” Acad Pediatr 19, no. 1 (January 2019): 74–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2018.07.005.

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Orr, Colin J., Maureen Ben-Davies, Sophie N. Ravanbakht, H Shonna Yin, Lee M. Sanders, Russell L. Rothman, Alan M. Delamater, Charles T. Wood, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Parental Feeding Beliefs and Practices and Household Food Insecurity in Infancy..” Acad Pediatr 19, no. 1 (January 2019): 80–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2018.09.007.

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Wood, Charles T., Olivia Linthavong, Eliana M. Perrin, Alan Leviton, Elizabeth N. Allred, Karl C. K. Kuban, T Michael O’Shea, and T Michael ELGAN Study Investigators. “Antecedents of Obesity Among Children Born Extremely Preterm..” Pediatrics 142, no. 5 (November 2018). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-0519.

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Linthavong, Olivia, T Michael O’Shea, Elizabeth Allred, Eliana Perrin, Melissa Bauserman, Robert M. Joseph, Alan Leviton, Timothy C. Heeren, Karl C. K. Kuban, and Karl C. K. Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborn (ELGAN) Research Study. “Neurocognitive and Health Correlates of Overweight and Obesity among Ten-Year-Old Children Born Extremely Preterm..” J Pediatr 200 (September 2018): 84-90.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.05.011.

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