Melissa Perry

Co-Principal Investigator, The Heartland Study

Science Advisory Board

Areas of Expertise
Environmental & occupational health
Climate change
Epidemiological studies
Chemical & physical studies
Reproductive health
Melissa Perry


Melissa Perry is a Co-Principal Investigator for HHRA’s flagship project The Heartland Study.  Dr. Perry is a research professor and Interim Associate Dean for Research with the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University. She received a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology and MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her BA is from the University of Vermont. Prior to joining the staff at George Washington University, she spent over a decade at the Harvard School of Public Health, and is a past President of the American College of Epidemiology. She has conducted a wide variety of epidemiological studies on occupational injury and disease, and the impacts of chemical and physical exposures to reproductive health, including pesticide exposure. For more, see Dr. Perry’s faculty page at George Washington University, and the selection of publications in our bibliography.