Sandra Perpignani MUPPAssociate Director for Health Systems Research (HSR) University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordFamily and Community Medicine
Sandy Perpignani is the new Associate Director for Health Systems Research (HSR) within the division of Health Policy and Social Science Research (HPSSR) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford (UICOM-R). She has an extensive background in survey research, data collection, data analysis, data visualization and reporting. She is a member of the US Census Bureau’s State Data Center system in Illinois and is particularly interested in working to bridge the gap between those who produce, analyze and report data and those who consume it.
Prior to joining UICOM-R, Ms. Perpignani worked in both public and private sector positions, completing large and small studies on a broad array of topics. Examples of studies she designed, managed, and reported on include water consumption in northeastern Illinois, urban travel patterns, racial segregation in housing patterns correlated to college completion rates, program evaluations for career and technical education programs in public high schools, customer satisfaction, and shopping and purchasing patterns.
Ms. Perpignani has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning & Policy from the University of IL at Chicago (UIC), with an emphasis on housing and economic justice. While at UIC, she also earned a graduate level certification in Survey Research Methods from UIC’s Survey Research Laboratory (SRL).
Areas of Interest
- Rigorous applied community-based research
- Geographic patterns
- Public vs private educational outcomes
- Housing policy
- Racial/economic segregation