Susan M. Perkins

Susan M. Perkins, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics


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.


(317) 274-2626 

Biostatistics Department
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
  • Director, Indiana CTSI Design and Biostatistics Program
  • Affiliated Scientist, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
  • Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Indiana University