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Eliana Miller Perrin, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
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 - Chapel Hill, 2002
  • M.D., University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1997

Publications

Wood, Charles T., Whitney P. Witt, Asheley C. Skinner, Hsiang S. Yin, Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Alan M. Delamater, Kori B. Flower, Melissa C. Kay, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Effects of Breastfeeding, Formula Feeding, and Complementary Feeding on Rapid Weight Gain in the First Year of Life.” Acad Pediatr 21, no. 2 (March 2021): 288–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.09.009.

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Green, Thomas P., Helen J. Binns, Huali Wu, Adolfo J. Ariza, Eliana M. Perrin, Maheen Quadri, Christoph P. Hornik, and Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez. “Estimation of Body Fat Percentage for Clinical Pharmacokinetic Studies in Children.” Clin Transl Sci 14, no. 2 (March 2021): 509–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/cts.12896.

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Perochon, Sam, Matias Di Martino, Rachel Aiello, Jeffrey Baker, Kimberly Carpenter, Zhuoqing Chang, Scott Compton, et al. “A scalable computational approach to assessing response to name in toddlers with autism.” J Child Psychol Psychiatry, February 28, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13381.

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White, Michelle J., Elizabeth McClure, John Killeen, Janna Howard, Asheley C. Skinner, Tracy Spears, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Changes in the Recreational Built Environment and Youth Body Mass Index.” Acad Pediatr 21, no. 1 (January 2021): 76–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.09.004.

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Schilling, Samantha, Victor Silva Ritter, Ashley Skinner, H Shonna Yin, Lee M. Sanders, Russell L. Rothman, Alan M. Delamater, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Relationship Between Parental Locus of Control and Childhood Injury.” J Prim Prev 41, no. 6 (December 2020): 547–65. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-020-00615-y.

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Hish, Alexander J., Charles T. Wood, Janna B. Howard, Kori B. Flower, H Shonna Yin, Russell L. Rothman, Alan M. Delamater, et al. “Infant Television Watching Predicts Toddler Television Watching in a Low-Income Population.” Acad Pediatr, November 5, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.11.002.

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Kay, Melissa C., Heidi J. Silver, H Shonna Yin, Kori B. Flower, Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Alan M. Delamater, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Assessing Diet Quality in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Cohort of Low-income Toddlers.” J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 71, no. 5 (November 2020): 679–85. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000002871.

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Orr, Colin J., Sophie Ravanbakht, Kori B. Flower, H Shonna Yin, Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Alan Delamater, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Associations Between Food Insecurity and Parental Feeding Behaviors of Toddlers.” Acad Pediatr 20, no. 8 (November 2020): 1163–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.05.020.

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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 43, no. 4 (August 2020): 587–95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00081-w.

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Frank, Heather R., Hillary Mulder, Karishma Sriram, Taruni S. Santanam, Asheley C. Skinner, Eliana M. Perrin, Sarah C. Armstrong, Eric D. Peterson, Michael Pencina, and Charlene A. Wong. “The Dose-Response Relationship Between Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Health in Young Adults.” J Adolesc Health 67, no. 2 (August 2020): 201–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.04.021.

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