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.


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Current Studies

  • A Microfinance Intervention to Improve the Health of Rape Survivors in the DRC—Micro DRC
  • Adherence to Minimally Invasive CRC Screening in Patients Who Have Not Completed CRC Screening–ADMIT
  • 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

    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;15:11. doi: 10.1186/s12889-014-1340-7.   Full text
    Liles EG, Schneider JL, Feldstein AC, Mosen DM, Perrin N, Rosales AG, Smith DH. Implementation challenges and successes of a population-based colorectal cancer screening program: a qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives. Implement Sci. 2015 Mar 29;10:41. doi: 10.1186.   Full text
    Eden KB, Perrin NA, Hanson GC, Messing JT, Bloom TL, Campbell JC, Gielen AC, Clough AS, Barnes-Hoyt JS, Glass NE. Use of online safety decision aid by abused women: effect on decisional conflict in randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med 2014 Dec 26.  
    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. Epub 2014 Aug 14.   PubMed abstract
    Glass N, Perrin NA, Kohli A, Remy MM. Livestock/animal assets buffer the impact of conflict-related traumatic events on mental health symptoms for rural women. PLOS ONE 2014 Nov 24;9(11): e111708. PMCID: PMC4242503   Full text
    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
    Green CA, Yarborough BJ, 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, 2015;172(1):71-81. - doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14020173. PMCID: PMC4282602 [Available on 2016/1/1]   Full text
    Kohli A, Perrin N, Mpanano RM, Case J, Murhula CM, Binkurhorhwa AK, Mirindi AB, Banywesize JH, Bufole NM, Ntwali EM, Glass N. Social interaction in the aftermath of conflict-related trauma experiences among women in Walungu Territory, Democratic Republic of Congo. Glob Public Health 2015 Jan;10(1):55-70. [Epub 2014 Nov 3] PMCID: PMC4262667 [Available on 2016/1/1]   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;35(7-9):789-807. [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 Nov;21(11):1197-203. [Epub 2014 Apr 14]   PubMed abstract

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