About Paul B. Perrin, Ph.D.
Dr. Paul Perrin is a Professor of Data Science and Psychology at the University of Virginia (UVA). He is a faculty member in both the Data Science and Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs. He also has a joint appointment as a Research Psychologist at the Central Virginia Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Co-Directs the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. His primary professional goal is to use data science to bring evidence-based behavioral medicine and mental health services to individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions, particularly in minority populations in the U.S. and in underserved global regions. He also attempts to leverage as many aspects of his professional life as possible to fight for social justice against systems of oppression using data-driven approaches.
Dr. Perrin received a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida before going on there to receive his M.S. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. He accrued an additional doctoral concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Systems Intervention. He has trained clinically at the University of Florida Counseling Center, the Alachua County Crisis Center, and the Spinal Cord Injury and Polytrauma Units at the Tampa Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He completed his doctoral internship as a trauma-track intern at the Baltimore Psychology Internship Consortium spanning the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship training simultaneously while being a tenure-track faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, seeing patients there at the Center for Psychological Services and Development and supervising doctoral students at a number of safety-net primary care clinics around the Richmond area. Dr. Perrin is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and continues to supervise clinical psychology doctoral students in community settings.
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