Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eliana Perrin researches prevention of obesity and eating disorders and how pediatricians can best help young people achieve healthy weight trajectories. She has investigated the benefits of body mass index (BMI) screening and barriers to physicians' use of appropriate methods for obesity prevention and treatment. A NICHD K23 career development grant has allowed her to examine pediatrician-parent communication regarding weight status in children, and she is now a PI on an NIH R01 on a low-literacy, low-numeracy obesity prevention randomized controlled trial.
Dr. Perrin holds a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed residency training in pediatrics at Stanford. She completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program while earning an MPH from the UNC School of Public Health.
Dr. Perrin collaborates on many statewide projects to improve pediatrician-based obesity prevention and treatment resources. She has published approximately 35 manuscripts and a textbook chapter on primary prevention of childhood overweight. She also continues to practice primary care pediatrics, which complements her research interests.