James M. Perrin, MD

James M. Perrin, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Mass General Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy
Director, Division of General Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vice Chair for Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Perrin’s research has examined asthma, middle ear disease, children’s hospitalization, health insurance, and childhood chronic illness and disabilities, with a recent emphasis on quality of life and use of primary and subspecialty care for children and adolescents with chronic illness. He currently heads the Clinical Coordinating Center (based at the MGH) for the national Autism Treatment Network. He also directs the Evidence Working Group reporting to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children. Dr. Perrin was the founding editor of Ambulatory Pediatrics, the journal of the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Perrin has served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committees on Maternal and Child Health under Health Care Reform, Quality of Long-Term-Care Services in Home and Community-Based Settings, Enhancing Federal Healthcare Quality Programs, and Disability in America; the National Commission on Childhood Disability; and the Disability Policy Panel of the National Academy of Social Insurance (Chair, Children’s Committee). He received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He also served as a member of the Health Care Technology study section of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.