Nancy A. Perrin, PhD

Senior Investigator
Assistant Program Director
Nancy Perrin

Dr. Nancy Perrin 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 NIH-funded studies.

Dr. Perrin has been working with Dr. Adrianne Feldstein to uncover trajectories of weight loss or gain in patients with diabetes or cardiovascular disease. This project uses longitudinal data analyses to estimate individual weight trajectories and the relationship between these trajectories and future health outcomes. Dr. Perrin is also conducting research with John Hopkins University to support victims of domestic violence. Specifically, she is developing measures to understand workplace culture toward domestic violence and performing cluster analysis to determine what types of domestic-violence support women want from their supervisors.

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.

E-mail: Nancy.Perrin@kpchr.org

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Current Studies

  • A Microfinance Intervention to Improve the Health of Rape Survivors in the DRC—Micro DRC
  • Biostatistical Consultation and Analysis for the VISN20 Patient-Centered Medical Home Demonstration Lab
  • Changes in Rates of Opioid Overdose and Poisoning Events in the Kaiser Permanente Health System among Individuals Prescribed OxyContin, Individuals Prescribed Comparator Opioids and Kaiser Permanente Members not Prescribed Opioids—SOURCE
  • Comparing Two Gestational Diabetes Screening Methods: A Pragmatic Outpatient RCT
  • Correlates and Outcomes of Opioid Dose Escalation among Chronic Pain Patients
  • Culturally Competent Behavioral Intervention for Diabetes Risk Reduction
  • Dissemination of CVD Risk Factor Treatment Among Diabetic Patients in FQHCs
  • Effectiveness of a Safety Intervention for Dating Violence
  • Empowering Children of Rape Survivors in DRC
  • Evaluation of the Oregon Protective Leave Law for Victims of Violence
  • Health and Economic Effects of Light Rail Lines: A Natural Experiment
  • Maximizing Yield of the Fecal Immunochemical Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening—MY-FIT
  • Medical Home Demonstration Laboratories Evaluation Study
  • Oregon Healthy Work Life Center
  • Partnership to Improve Workplace Safety for In-Home Care Workers
  • Practices Enabling Adapting and Disseminating in the Safety Net—SPREAD-NET
  • Social Support During a Randomized Trial of a Trucker Weight Loss Intervention
  • Strategies and Opportunities to Stop Colon Cancer in Priority Populations
  • Understanding Disparities in Preventive Services for Patients With Mental Illness—PRIME
  • UNICEF Social Norms
  • Vaccine Safety Datalink Project Infrastructure Activities

    Recently Completed Studies

  • Adoption of Buprenorphine in an HMO Setting (TOP)
  • Analysis of CMI Patient Experience Survey
  • Assist Purdue in Preparation for a Mock FDA Epidemiology Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Community Health Applied Research Network Central Data Management Coordinating Center—CHARN
  • Community-Partnered Response to Intimate Violence
  • Comparison of Aerobic & Resistance Exercise in Older Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Developing a Research Framework for Evaluating the Comparative Effectiveness of Health Care Delivery Interventions to Improve Patient Outcomes in Serious Mental Illness
  • Effectiveness of a Housing Intervention for Battered Women
  • Focusing Implementation to Bring Effective Reminders—FIBER
  • Forging Implementation of Cancer Screening Reminder Systems—FICSRS
  • Incidence & Demography of Hip Fractures With & Without Atypical Features in an HMO—BEAK
  • Knowledge Synthesis Center for Genomic Applications—KS Center
  • Measuring Cultural Competence and Racial Bias Among Physicians
  • Neighborhood Design and Obesity in Older Women
  • New HSQ Predictive Model
  • Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute—OCTRI
  • Reducing Weight and Diabetes Risk in an Underserved Population—STRIDE
  • Risk Factors Associated with Fractures During Bisphosphonate Therapy
  • Symptoms and Symptom Clusters in End-Stage Chronic Disease (Heart Failure)
  • Systemic Sulfonamide Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Selected Congenital Anomalies
  • The Inflammatory Cytokine Response to Radiation Therapy and Fatigue
  • The Role of Vitamin D in Menopause: Relationship to Menopausal Symptoms and Body Composition

    Recent Publications

    1. Green CA, Yarborough BH, Leo MC, Yarborough MT, Stumbo SP, Janoff SL, Perrin NA, Nichols GA, Stevens, VJ. The STRIDE weight loss and lifestyle intervention for individuals taking antipsychotic medications: A randomized trial. Am J Psychiatry 2014 Sep 15. [Epub 2014 Sep 15]   Full text
    Eden KB, Perrin NA, Vesco KK, Guise JM. A randomized comparative trial of two decision tools for pregnant women with prior cesareans. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2014 Sep-Oct;43(5):568-79. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12485. Epub 2014 Aug 14.   PubMed abstract
    Green CA, Estroff SE, Yarborough BH, Spofford M, Kitson RS, Perrin NA. Directions for future patient-centered and comparative effectiveness research for people with serious mental illness in a learning mental health care system. Schizophr Bull 2014 Jan;40(Suppl 1):S1-S94. PMC3911266 [Available on 2015/1/1]   Full text
    Kohli A, Perrin NA, Mpanano RM, Mullany LC, Murhula CM, Binkurhorhwa AK, Mirindi AB, Banywesize JH, Bufole NM, Ntwali EM, Glass N. Risk for Family Rejection and Associated Mental Health Outcomes Amongst Conflict-Affected Adult Women Living in Rural Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Health Care Women Int. 2014 Mar 24. [Epub 2014 Mar 24]  
    Leblanc ES, Desai M, Perrin N, Wactawski-Wende J, Manson JE, Cauley JA, Michael YL, Tang J, Womack C, Song Y, Johnson KC, O'Sullivan MJ, Woods N, Stefanick ML. Vitamin D levels and menopause-related symptoms. Menopause. 2014 Apr 14. [Epub ahead of print]   PubMed abstract
    LeBlanc ES, Rosales AG, Balasubramanian A, O'Malley CD, Egbuna O, Friess D, Perrin NA. Risk factors for fracture among current, persistent users of bisphosphonates. Osteoporos Int. 2014 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]   PubMed abstract
    Lynch F, McCarty D, Mertens J, Perrin N, Green C, Parthasarathy S, Dickerson J, Anderson B, Pating D. Costs of care for persons with opioid dependence in commercial integrated health systems. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 2014; 9(1):16. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID:PMC4142137   Full text
    Nichols GA, Rosales AG, Perrin NA, Fortmann SP. The association between different A1C-based measures of glycemia and risk of cardiovascular disease hospitalization. Diabetes Care 2014 Jan;37(1):167-72. [Epub 2013 Aug 29] PMCID: PMC3867992 [Available on 2015/1/1]   Full text
    Feldstein A, Schneider J, Unitan R, Perrin N, Smith DH, Nichols GA, Lee NL. Health care worker perspectives inform optimization of patient panel-support tools: A qualitative study. Population Health Management 2013 Apr; 16(2):107-19. [Epub 2012 Dec 5]   PubMed abstract
    Green CA, Perrin NA, Leo MC, Janoff SL, Yarborough BJ, Paulson RI. Recovery from serious mental illness: Trajectories, characteristics, and the role of mental health care. Psychiatr Serv 2013 Dec 1;64(12):1203-10. [Epub 2013 Sep 3] NIHMS535176   Full text


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