Mallory A. Perry-Eaddy


Assistant Professor


Dr. Perry-Eaddy is a pediatric critical care nurse and NIH-funded nurse scientist. Her interest in pediatric critical care outcomes originates from her experiences caring for critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Although significant progress has been made in improving survival rates in critically ill children, many undergo life-saving intensive therapies that increases their risk of dysfunction after discharge. This is particularly true in children suffering from life threatening conditions especially those marked by inflammation, such as sepsis. Overall Dr. Perry-Eaddy’s program of research aims to explore and characterize outcomes of critically ill children, including their response to treatments, biological response and overall function as they recover with hopes to optimize recovery. She is currently funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) as a MOSAIC K99/R00 Scholar. Her K99/R00 is entitled, PEdiatric Recovery after sepSIS Treatment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PERSIST-PICU).

Regarding teaching, Dr. Perry-Eaddy entrusts in students that no question is “dumb.” Conveying the idea of a questioning attitude is at the forefront of her philosophy. Through reiteration, self-guided research, as well as hands on experience, she allows room for the novice to critically think through clinical scenarios. Skill acquisition is just one piece of the nursing gamete, being able to anticipate necessary interventions as well as implement them is what she strives for her students to know.

Committed to service, she is currently an active member of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators, American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Research/Scholarship Interests

  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Inflammation
  • Post Intensive Care Outcomes
  • Pain Outcomes
  • Social Determinants of Health


  • Certificate in Clinical Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2021
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut School of Nursing, 2019
  • MS, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, 2017
  • Certificate in Pain Management, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, 2015
  • BSN, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, 2014

Honors & Awards

  • 2022: NIH/NHLBI PRIDE Functional and Translational Genomics Summer Institute Trainee
  • 2021: NIH/NIGMS K99/R00 MOSAIC Scholar
  • 2021: American Association of Critical Care Nurses Impact Grant
  • 2020: Minority Trainee Development Scholarship, American Thoracic Society
  • 2020: Early Investigator Showcase, Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators
  • 2019: NIH/NCATS Loan Repayment Program Awardee
  • 2019-2021: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Academic Diversity
  • 2019: Carolyn Ladd Widmer Outstanding Research Award, University of Connecticut
  • 2019: Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Nominee, University of Connecticut
  • 2019: 1st Place Poster Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • 2018: Eastern Nursing Research Society Dissertation Award
  • 2017: International Society of Nurses in Genetics Research Grant
  • 2015: NIH/NINR Summer Genetics Institute Trainee
  • 2015-2017: Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, Jonas Center for Nursing
  • 2010-2014: John and Valerie Rowe Health Scholar, University of Connecticut

Selected Publications

Complete List in MyBibliography.

  1. Watson RS, Beers SR, Asaro LA, Burns C, Koh MJ, Perry MA, Angus DC, Wypij D, Curley MAQ; RESTORE-Cognition Investigators. (2022). Association of Acute Respiratory Failure in Early Childhood With Long-term Neurocognitive Outcomes. JAMA. Mar 1;327(9):836-845. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.1480. PMID: 35230393; PMCID: PMC8889465.
  2. Eze, B., Kumar, S., Yang, Y., Kilcoyne, J., Starkweather, A., & Perry, M. (2022). Bias in musculoskeletal pain management and bias-targeted interventions to improve pain outcomes: A scoping review. Orthopaedic Nursing, (epub before print).
  3. Kachmar, A., Wypij, D., Perry, MA., Curley, MAQ. (2021). Income-Driven socioeconomic status and presenting illness severity in children with acute respiratory failure. Research in Nursing and Health. Advance online pub.
  4. Kachmar, AG., Watson, RS., Wypij, D., Perry, MA., Curley, MAQ. & RESTORE Investigative Team. (2021). Association of socioeconomic status with post-discharge pediatric resource use and quality of life. Critical Care Medicine. Advance online pub.
  5. Mitchell, H. K., Reddy, A., Perry, MA., Gathers, C. A., Fowler, J. C., Yehya, N. (2021). Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in paediatric critical care in the USA. The Lancet. Child & adolescent health, S2352-4642(21)00161-9.
  6. Perry, MA., Dawkins-Henry, O., Awojoodu, R., Blumenthal, J., Asaro, L.A., Wypij, D., Kudchadkar, S.R., Zuppa, A.F., Curley, M.A.Q. (2021). Study protocol for a two-center test of a nurse-implemented chronotherapeutic restoring bundle in critically ill children: RESTORE Resilience (R2). Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications.
  7. Deer RR, Rock MA, Vasilevsky N, Carmody L, Rando H, Anzalone AJ, Basson MD, Bennett TD, Bergquist T, Boudreau EA, Bramante CT, Byrd JB, Callahan TJ, Chan LE, Chu H, Chute CG, Coleman BD, Davis HE, Gagnier J, Greene CS, Hillegass WB, Kavuluru R, Kimble WD, Koraishy FM, Köhler S, Liang C, Liu F, Liu H, Madhira V, Madlock-Brown CR, Matentzoglu N, Mazzotti DR, McMurry JA, McNair DS, Moffitt RA, Monteith TS, Parker AM, Perry MA, Pfaff E, Reese JT, Saltz J, Schuff RA, Solomonides AE, Solway J, Spratt H, Stein GS, Sule AA, Topaloglu U, Vavougios GD, Wang L, Haendel MA, Robinson PN. (2021). Characterizing Long COVID: Deep Phenotype of a Complex Condition. EBioMedicine. 74:103722. https://do.orgi/10.1016/j.ebiom.2021.103722
  8. Eller, O., Glidden, N., Knight, B., McKearney, N., Perry, M., Bernier Carney, KM, Starkweather, A., Young, EE., Baumbauer, K. (2021). A role for global DNA methylation level and IL2 expression in the transition from acute to chronic low back pain. Frontiers in Pain Research.
  9. Perry M., Sieberg, C.B., Young, E.E., Baumbauer, K., Singh, V., Wong, C. Starkweather, A. (2021). The potential role of preoperative pain, catastrophizing, and differential gene expression on pain outcomes after pediatric spinal fusion.
  10. Perry M. (2018). “I thought I was going to die”: A meta-synthesis exploring pediatric pain after scoliosis surgery. Int J Orthop Trauma Nurs, 31:5-12. PubMed PMID: 30342906.
  11. Perry M, Starkweather A, Baumbauer K, Young E. (2018). Factors Leading to Persistent Postsurgical Pain in Adolescents Undergoing Spinal Fusion: An Integrative Literature Review. J Pediatr Nurs, 38:74-80. PubMed PMID: 29167085.
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