Nancy A. Perrin, PhD

Meet Nancy Perrin

As a biostatistician and humanitarian, Nancy Perrin analyzes quantitative data to help improve the lives of rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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 has a 25 percent appointment at the Center for Health Research and 75 percent appointment at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Perrin conducts research in the area of violence against women both in the United States and in conflict countries of Somalia, South Sudan, and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She is developing a measure of social norms around violence against women, has conducted a national prevalence survey of violence against men and women in Somalia, and has conducted an effectiveness trial for a social norms intervention in Somalia and South Sudan. She has worked on two NIH-funded studies in DRC implementing microfinance interventions for victims of violence and their children. Her current domestic projects in the area violence include an NIH-funded study testing the effectiveness of a decision aid and safety-planning app for college students experiencing violence and an Office on Women's Health-funded study implementing trauma informed care for survivors of domestic violence in poverty areas of West Virginia and Arizona.

Her current collaborations at CHR include developing algorithms using EMR data to predict and classify opioid overdoses with Carla Green and Bobbi Jo Yarborough and dissemination and implementation projects with Rachel Gold. She has worked previously with teams examining interventions to improve preventive screening rates, exploring trajectories of weight among those with diabetes and testing intervention to improve outcomes for those with severe mental illness.

Dr. Perrin came to CHR from Oregon Health & Science University, where she was director of the statistical core. She retains an adjunct professor appointment there. A former professor and associate dean at Portland State University, Dr. Perrin received her BA from University of California, Los Angeles, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University.

Recent Publications

 
  • Glass N, Clough A, Case J, Hanson G, Waterbury A, Barnes-Hoyt J, Alhusen J, Ehrensaft M, Grace KT, Perrin N. A safety app to respond to dating violence for college women and their friends: The MyPlan Study randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health 2015;15:871.
  • Green CA, Yarborough BJH, Leo MC, Stumbo SP, Perrin NA, Nichols GA, Stevens VJ. Weight maintenance following the STRIDE weight loss and lifestyle intervention for individuals taking antipsychotic medications. Obesity 2015 00, 00-00. doi:10.1002/oby.21205
  • Hanson GC, Perrin NA, Moss H, Laharnar N, Glass N. Workplace violence against homecare workers and its relationship with workers health outcomes: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Jan 17;15(1):11. [Epub 2015-1-17] PMCID: PMC4308913
  • Hanson GC, Perrin NA, Moss H, Laharnar N, Glass N. Workplace violence against homecare workers and its relationship with workers health outcomes: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Jan 17;15(1):11. [Epub 2015-1-17] PMCID: PMC4308913
  • LeBlanc ES, Hedlin H, Qin F, Desai M, Wactawski-Wende J, Perrin N, Manson JE, Johnson KC, Masaki K, Tylavsky FA, Stefanick ML. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation do not influence menopause-related symptoms: Results of the Women's Health Initiative Trial. Maturitas. 2015 Jul;81(3):377-83. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.04.007. Epub 2015 Jun 1.