PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1976
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1974
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1971
My primary research interest concerns the impact of community-based primary health care programs on health improvement, especially on the health of mothers and children. I have a broad interest in primary health care and community-oriented public health, community participation, and equity and empowerment. A secondary research interest concerns health systems strengthening and strengthening basic and essential surgical services in developing countries.
In coordination with colleagues, we have just published in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Global Health a series of articles reviewing the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving maternal, neonatal and child. This is available at: http://www.jogh.org/current.htm (see Research Theme 5).
For an overview of Dr. Perry's career in global health, a video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT6zHn8NrmI.
Honors and Awards
Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award, International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, 2015
Ronald McDonald House Charities Award for Medical Excellence, 2013
Gordon-Wyon Award for Excellence in Community-Oriented Public Health, Epidemiology and Practice, given by the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, 2009
Dory Storms Child Survival Recognition Award “for exceptional efforts resulting in more effective child survival program implementation and increased impact in improving the health of the poorest of the poor including mothers, children and infants in underserved communitiers throughout the world" given by the CORE Group (Collaboration and Resources for Child and Maternal Health), a membership organization of over 50 citizen-supported NGOs that work in resource-poor settings to promote the health of mothers, children and communities, 2009
Honorary Lifetime Membership, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 1985