My program of research focuses on human decision-making around contemporary issues of social transformation that influence health related to peace, social justice and human rights. The research is conducted within an emerging theory that I developed called transcendent pluralism, which is grounded in human dignity. The research method I use is Transcendental Method for Research with Human Subjects, a qualitative phenomenological approach that I developed from the philosophy of Bernard Lonergan.
Social determinants of health and health disparities
Social transformation and human development (from grass roots to policy)
Global health, peace and human rights
Transformative peace building (particularly in Israeli-Palestinian context)
Philosophical studies/ Bernard Lonergan
Qualitative research methods
- Alumni Award of Merit; Saint Anselm College, 2012
- Nursing Spectrum, Nurses of Excellence Award, Community Service, 2008
- Distinguished Dissertation Award; Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing 2007
Perry, D.J. (2011). The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Movement: Combatants for
Peace. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Perry, D.J. (2008). Catholic Supporters of Same Gender Marriage: A Case Study of
Human Dignity in a Multicultural Society. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.
Perry, D.J. & Gregory, K.E. (2006). Global applications of the cosmic
imperative for nursing knowledge development. In C. Roy & D. Jones
(Eds.), Nursing Knowledge Development. New York: Springer Publications, pp. 315-326.
Perry, D. (1997). Examining the Chest and Back (contributor), In Expert
10-Minute Physical Examinations. Philadelphia: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.,
Perry, D. J. (2013, Feb. 7). Transcendental method for research with human
subjects: A transformative phenomenology for the human sciences. Field Methods. Published online before print; doi: 10.1177/1525822X12467105
Perry, D. J. (2011, September). A Review of Global Health and Human Rights:
Legal and Philosophical Perspectives. (Book review). Journal of Human Rights. 10(3), pp. 422-6.
Perry, D. (2005, Feb.). Transcendent pluralism and the influence of nursing testimony on
environmental justice legislation. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 6(1), pp. 60-71.
Read, C.Y., Perry, D.J., & Duffy, M.E. (2005). Design and psychometric evaluation
of the psychological adaptation to genetic information scale. Journal of Nursing
Scholarship, 37(3), pp. 203-208.
Perry, D. (2004). Self-transcendence: Lonergan’s key to integration of nursing theory,
research and practice. Nursing Philosophy, 5, pp.67-74.
Corsetti, A.L, Perry, D. (1998) A comprehensive approach to facilitating the recovery
of cardiac surgery patients. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,
12(2), pp. 82-90.
Balaguer, J.M., Perry, D., Rao Parachuri, V., Morell, V.O., Moran, J.M. (1997).
Programa de recuperación rápida (Fast Track) en la cirugía de revascularización
miocárdica. Análisis de sus implicancias médicas y económicas. Revista
Argentina de Cardiologia, 65(5).
Balaguer, J.M., Perry D., Crowley, J., Moran, J. (1995). Coronary artery bypass
grafting in an achondroplastic dwarf." Texas Heart Journal,
22(3), pp. 258-259.
Balaguer, J.M., Soto E., Perry, D., Moran, J.M. (1994). Postoperative intramyocardial
abscess caused by mucormycosis. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
Perry D. (1990, June). Using a computer database to increase efficiency in the practice
setting. The Nurse Practitioner. The American Journal of Primary Health Care.
16(6), pp. 44, 47.
Perry D. (1990, May-June). Review of CAI program entitled: "Stupor and coma:
an exercise in clinical problem solving, Computers in Nursing, pp. 127-128.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship; Lonergan Institute at Boston College, 2012-2013
- Yvonne L. Munn Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2008-10