Nancy Perrin, PhD, is an expert in the application of multivariate statistical techniques to health outcomes. As part of her interest in working with "messy data,” she uses a variety of designs and statistical methods in her research. She specializes in longitudinal data and statistical modeling in her current collaborations on a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded studies. Dr. Perrin is currently a professor and director of the Biostatistics and Methods Core at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Dr. Perrin conducts research in the area of violence against women both in the United States and in the conflict countries of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She has developed measures of social norms on violence against women and social norms for age-disparate transactional sex, conducted a national prevalence survey of violence against men and women in Somalia, and led an effectiveness trial for a social norms intervention in Somalia and South Sudan. NIH funds her work in DRC implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of microfinance interventions for victims of violence and their children. Domestically, she is working on a CDC-funded study to promote healthy relationships and reduce dating violence in teens.
Her current collaborations at CHR include examining the relationship of de-prescribing trajectories for opioid users and suicide with Senior Investigator Bobbi Jo Yarborough. She also works with this team to build predictive models with a focus on opioid use in people with mental health diagnoses.
Dr. Perrin came to CHR from Oregon Health & Science University, where she was director of the Biostatistical Core. A former professor and associate dean at Portland State University, she received her BA from University of California, Los Angeles, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University.