Maryanne Perrin, PhD, MBA, RDN
Dr. Maryanne Perrin is trained as a nutrition scientist, industrial engineer, and registered dietitian. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at the University of North Carolina Greensboro where her research focuses on providing evidence-based guidelines for the processing, storage, and use of donor human milk. She has led studies to characterize the nutritional composition of donor human milk within the Human Milk Banking Association of North America network and currently serves as the Principal Investigator on a National Institute of Health-funded project to study the composition of donor human milk globally among low-, middle-, and high-income countries. This study will use simulation to evaluate the impact of milk bank pooling practices and clinical fortification practices, with the ultimate goal of improving nutritional therapies for preterm infants. Dr. Perrin served on the Board of Directors for the Human Milk Banking Association of North America from 2016 to 2020. She currently serves as the Chair of the World Health Organization’s Guidelines Development Group to develop global guidelines for donor human milk banking.