Deborah Perry, Ph.D.

Georgetown UCEDD
Center for Child and Human Development
Georgetown University
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300
Mailing address Box 571485
Washington, DC 20057-1485
Phone: 202-687-5062
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Last Updated: August 10, 2015


Leadership Administrative Staff: Senior faculty
Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Research Director
Discipline Coordinators: Public Health
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Human Development/Child Development
Mental and Behavioral Health
Public Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: early childhood mental health
maternal depression
Education: early childhood development
at-risk infants, toddlers and preschoolers
Service: community-based participatory research


Dr. Deborah Perry is an associate professor at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development and the Director of Research and Evaluation. Over the last two decades, she has served as an external evaluator for a broad array of state and federally funded initiatives and conducted many community-based research projects. Her research focuses on developing and testing preventive interventions for vulnerable populations of pregnant women and families with young children. She has expertise in early childhood mental health consultation, home visiting and perinatal depression prevention. Dr. Perry has published extensively-with more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and dozens of translational research to practice briefs-and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Infant Mental Health Journal. She has a Ph.D. in maternal and child health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a master's degree in psychology.