Paul Perrin – Keough School


International Development; monitoring and evaluation; global health; epidemiology; humanitarian response; implementation science and operational research; dignity; development of mixed-method instruments; information and communication technologies for development

At Keough School

Paul Perrin is the Director of Evidence and Learning for Keough School’s Pulte Institute for Global Development and associate professor of practice at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.



Perrin’s work has spanned academic, governmental and non-governmental settings and has largely focused on supporting the conceptualization, design, implementation, analysis and reporting of monitoring and evaluation. and implementing science activities in resource-limited settings. Perrin has extensive experience in adult education and technical writing, including briefings for senior officials, peer-reviewed publications, and technical reports.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Perrin served as Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and was a member of the head of the overseas operations division. In this role, he oversaw the development and implementation of a global MEAL strategy, which led to the integration of evidence-based learning into CRS programming around the world. He also co-led the development of the agency’s information and communications technology development strategy, stipulating an approach for using technological advances to meet the needs of vulnerable populations.

Perrin has also worked as a senior technical advisor for health research and evaluation at CRS, as an associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, and as an information officer at the U.S. Office of Humanitarian Aid. USAID Disaster Abroad. During his tenure at USAID, he served as editor of two annual reports, information coordinator for the Haiti Earthquake Response Management Team, and information support provider for the Europe, Middle East and Central Asia team.

Perrin earned a doctorate in international health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a certificate in humanitarian assistance. He also holds a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Brigham Young University.

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