Elizabeth Perry

Elizabeth PerryElizabeth Perry
Washington, DC (area)
Degrees Held: MS, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MA, John Hopkins University
Email: eperry@hsph.harvard.edu

Elizabeth Perry is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has consulted for organizations including the Behavioural Insights Team and the World Bank and is a member of the Society of Judgment and Decision Making’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee as well as the United Nations Behavioral Insights Group. Her work, which has led to thousands of people saving millions more for retirement, has been awarded by the Retirement Income Industry Association, Pensions & Investments, Employee Benefit News, and others. 

Previously, Perry was a team lead at the National Institutes of Health, where she received the Director’s Merit Award for developing national strategies aimed at reducing health disparities. She has worked with public health departments in the Washington, D.C. area to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission and held positions at companies including Time Inc. A summa cum laude graduate of Spelman College, Perry has an S.M. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Harvard University and an M.A. in Communication (health communication concentration) with honors from the Johns Hopkins University. 

Student News and Publications

May 2022
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled “The First 100 Days for Female Leaders” where women share advice for navigating the crucial period at the start of a new role.

November 2021
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, presented a paper about social norms and financial decision-making at the 5th annual Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines. Perry’s paper, which explains how people may learn from the mistakes of others, was featured in the first concurrent session of the conference.

October 2021
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23,  published a paper, “From Nothing to Something”, in the American Council on Consumer Interests’ Consumer Interest Annual, vol. 67.

Elizabeth Perry shared “Calling the Shots: How Others’ Mistakes May Influence Vaccine Take-up” at the 2021 Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

September 2021
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, published an op-ed in Inside Higher Ed on balancing academics and children during the pandemic titled “Graduate Student Parents Are Having A Moment“.

June 2021
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, shared her research findings about increasing energy conservation at the international Life Improvement Science Conference.

May 2021
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, presented at a session on retirement saving at the American Council on Consumer Interests Conference.

April 2021
Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, presented a research spotlight on an exploratory project to reduce vaccine hesitancy at the Society of Behavioral Medicine annual meeting.

Elizabeth Perry, DrPH ’23, presented ”How Others’ Errors Make Us Use Less” at the National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference.