College of Health Sciences
Dr. Perkins has over fifteen years of experience as a public health practitioner, working with non-profit organizations at the local and national level, as well as governmental health agencies. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and remains active in both the American Public Health Association and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. The majority of Dr. Perkins' practical experience was with Dallas County Health and Human Services where she worked in Public Health Preparedness and Bioterrorism Response. She received her Ph.D. in Health Studies/Community Health from Texas Woman's University in 2004. She received both her MPH and BS from Indiana University. She joined the Walden team in 2009, serving as Practicum Coordinator and full-time faculty. Her research interests are focused on sexuality and reproductive health specific to adolescents and women.