2660-Perkins, Susan

Susan M. Perkins, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics & Health Data Science

Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

Director, Indiana CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Program

Affiliated Scientist, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care

Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Indiana University

(317) 274-2626
Indianapolis, IN
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I joined the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997 after obtaining a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan.  I have enjoyed conducting collaborative research in many areas, primarily health services research, cancer research, and quality of life in chronic illness.  I am the Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Program of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Nationally, I co-founded the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Special Interest Group of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (with Dr. Leah Welty at the Northwestern Fineberg School of Medicine) and am very active in that group.

Key Publications

Recent Publications (of 209):
    1. Sims EK, Kulkarni A, Hull A, Woerner SE, Cabrera S, Mastrandrea LD, Hammoud B, Sarker S, Nakayasu ES, Mastracci TL, Perkins SM, Ouyang F, Webb-Robertson B, Enriquez J, Tersey SA, Evans-Molina C, Long SA, Blanchefield L, Gerner EW, Mirmira RG, DiMeglio LA. Inhibition of Polyamine Biosynthesis Preserves Beta Cell Function in Type 1 Diabetes. Cell Rep Med. 2023 Nov 21;4(11):101261. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2023.101261. PMCID: PMC10694631.


    1. Webster-Decker K, Hacker E, Perkins S, Chang P-S, Ellis J, Winton R, Otis L, Gates M, Lu Y. Risk Factors for Inpatient Facility Admission Among Home Health Care Patients with Diabetes. Nursing Outlook 2023 Nov-Dec;71(6):102050. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2023.102050.


    1. Pike JM, Haberlin-Pittz KM, Alharbi BS, Perkins SM, Hannon TS. A co-designed, community-based intensive health behavior intervention promotes participation and engagement in youth with risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes and Healthcare, section Diabetes, Lifestyle and Metabolic Syndrome 2023 Dec:4; https://doi.org/10.3389/fcdhc.2023.1264312. PMCID: PMC10722280.


    1. Robb SL, Stegenga KA, Perkins SM, Stump TE, Moody K, Henley AK, MacLean JA, Jacob SA, Delgado DC, Haut P. Mediators and Moderators of Active Music Engagement to Reduce Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Improve Well-being in Parents of Young Children with Cancer. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2023 Jan-Dec;22:15347354231218266. doi: 10.1177/15347354231218266. PMCID: PMC10750508.


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