Perry worked on Capitol Hill for more than 12 years, including serving as special assistant to the Majority Whip of the U.S. Senate. During the first Bush Administration he was appointed to the Federal Task Force on Aging Research. President Clinton named him to the Advisory Board of the White House Conference on Aging. He also served as a delegate to the White House Conferences on Aging in 1995 and 2005. He currently serves as chair of both the ACT-AD Coalition (Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease) and the Friends of the Institute on Aging.
Perry helped lay the groundwork for the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) and served as chairman of its board of directors. As part of the first governing body of the American Medical Accreditation Program (AMA), he represented consumer interests, evaluating the qualifications and performances of U.S. doctors.
Perry served as president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) in 2004 and currently serves as the Coalition’s treasurer and vice president of finance, leading more than 100 U.S. patient groups, medical organizations and research universities fighting to advance stem cell research and regenerative medicine. He is also an advisor for the University of Pennsylvania Medical School’s Institute on Aging and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
He frequently speaks about aging research and public policy topics before business, academic and public sector audiences and is widely published on these subjects. He received many awards and citations as a journalist, including a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize.
Advancing Alzheimer's Disease Drug Review as a National Priority 
Daniel P. Perry
Introduction to Aging, Cancer, and Age-related Diseases 
Daniel P. Perry
- Alliance for Aging Research
- Congressional Record
- ACT-AD Biography
- Washington University Biography
- Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research Board of Directors
- Alliance for Aging Research biography
- ACT-AD Speaker biography
- Alzheimer's & Dementia
- The Scientist