(BLOOMINGTON) – Interim Vice Provost for Research Jeff Zaleski has announced the appointment of Brea Perry as associate vice provost for the social sciences in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2020.
As a member of the senior staff in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Perry will be responsible for leading the development of research and scholarly activities in the social sciences and in helping faculty pursue external funding in related research areas.
Perry is a professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and affiliated faculty with the IU Network Science Institute. Her research investigates the interrelated roles of social networks, biomarkers, social psychology, and social inequality in health and illness, with a particular focus on mental illness and substance use disorders.
She holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from IU Bloomington. She began her career at the University of Kentucky before returning to IU in 2014. Perry has received multiple National Institutes of Health grants as well as funding from the National Science Foundation and several foundations.
In her role as associate vice provost, Perry will provide leadership and oversight for the office’s centers and institutes in the social sciences including the Center for Survey Research; Center for Evaluation, Policy and Research; Indiana Institute on Disability and Community; Ostrom Workshop; and the Social Sciences Research Commons. She’ll also provide oversight for the officer’s internal funding programs, including the Social Sciences Funding program, Grant-in-Aid, Retired Faculty Grant-in-Aid and Emergency Grant-in-Aid.