Eliana Perrin is an associate professor in UNC’s Department of Pediatrics (School of Medicine). She 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.

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