Coreen Farris

Coreen Farris
Senior Behavioral Scientist
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Indiana University Bloomington

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Coreen Farris is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on sexual violence, workplace harassment and discrimination, and domestic violence. Farris earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University Bloomington and completed her clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at Carnegie Mellon University and with the Section on Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Recent Projects

  • Measuring the Impacts of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault on Military Readiness
  • Estimating Workplace Harassment and Discrimination in the FEMA Workforce
  • Program evaluation at DHS
  • Independent Analysis and Recommendations on Domestic Violence in the Armed Forces
  • Promoting Healthy Relationships In and Outside of the Workplace: New Approaches to Sexual Assault Prevention

Selected Publications

Farris, Coreen, Terry L. Schell, Lisa H. Jaycox, and Robin L. Beckman, Perceived Retaliation Against Military Sexual Assault Victims, RAND Corporation (RR-2380), 2021

Farris, Coreen, Melissa M. Labriola, Sierra Smucker, Thomas E. Trail, Samuel Peterson, Brandon Crosby, and Terry L. Schell, Healthy Relationship Approaches to Sexual Assault Prevention: Programs and Strategies for Use Within the U.S. Military, RAND Corporation (RR-4241), 2021

Schell, Terry L., Matthew Cefalu, Coreen Farris, and Andrew R. Morral, The Relationship Between Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Findings from the RAND Military Workplace Study, RAND Corporation (RR-3162), 2021

Farris, Coreen, Carra S. Sims, Terry L. Schell, Miriam Matthews, Sierra Smucker, Samantha Cohen, and Owen Hall, Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Gender and Race/Ethnicity in the FEMA Workforce, RAND Corporation (RR-A383-1), 2020

Farris, Coreen, Terry L. Schell, Margaret Tankard, Lisa H. Jaycox, Barbara Bicksler, Angela Clague, and Dionne Barnes-Proby, Measures of Performance and Effectiveness for the Marine Corps' Sexual Assault Prevention Programs, RAND Corporation (RR-2220), 2019

Farris, Coreen, Margaret Tankard, Praise O. Iyiewuare, Lynn Rosenthal, Angela Clague, Laura L. Miller, Peter Glick, Katharine Sieck, and Radha Iyengar Plumb, Availability of Family Violence Services for Military Service Members and Their Families, RAND Corporation (RR-3019), 2019

Matthews, Miriam, Coreen Farris, Margaret Tankard, and Michael Stephen Dunbar, Needs of Male Sexual Assault Victims in the U.S. Armed Forces, RAND Corporation (RR-2167), 2018

Farris, C., Jaycox, L. H., Schell, T. L., Street, A. E., Kilpatrick, D. G., and Tanielian, T. "Sexual harassment and gender discrimination findings: Active component," in National Defense Research Institute,, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Top-Line Estimates for Active-Duty Service Members from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study, RAND Corporation (RR-870), 2014