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

Publications

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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Kay, Melissa C., Rushina Cholera, Kori B. Flower, H Shonna Yin, Russell L. Rothman, Lee M. Sanders, Alan M. Delamater, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Are Low-Income, Diverse Mothers Able to Meet Breastfeeding Intentions After 2 Months of Breastfeeding?” Breastfeed Med 15, no. 7 (July 2020): 435–42. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2020.0025.

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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, May 31, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.05.020.

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White, Michelle J., Sarah C. Armstrong, Melissa C. Kay, Eliana M. Perrin, and Asheley Skinner. “Associations between milk fat content and obesity, 1999 to 2016.” Pediatr Obes 15, no. 5 (May 2020): e12612. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12612.

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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 20, no. 2 (March 2020): 188–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.04.009.

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Silberberg, M., L. Carter-Edwards, M. Mayhew, G. Murphy, K. Anstrom, D. Collier, K. R. Evenson, E. M. Perrin, J. H. Shin, and K. M. Kolasa. “Integrating Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Into Primary Care Practices to Work With Children With Overweight.” American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 14, no. 2 (March 1, 2020): 194–203. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827617726950.

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White, Michelle J., Andrew J. Perrin, Neal Caren, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Back in the Day: Nostalgia Frames Rural Residents' Perspectives on Diet and Physical Activity.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 52, no. 2 (February 2020): 126–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.05.601.

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Wood, Charles T., Bernard F. Fuemmeler, and Eliana M. Perrin. “Structure and Function in Cross-sectional Work-A Cautionary Tale.” Jama Pediatr 174, no. 2 (February 1, 2020): 129–30. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4722.

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Berry, D. C., C. Gonzales, N. P. Montano, K. M. Perreira, A. S. Ammerman, J. Crandell, K. R. Evenson, et al. “Rationale, design, and methodology for the healthy mothers-healthy children study: A randomized controlled trial.” Bmc Nutrition 5, no. 1 (November 26, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-019-0322-7.

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