Coreen Farris

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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 mental health. Farris's recent work includes research to estimate the prevalence of military sexual assault and to support prevention programming.

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

  • Improving Outreach and Partnerships to Better Address Isolated Spouse Domestic Violence and Abuse Problems
  • Evidence Synthesis of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Topics to Support FY19 NDAA Sec 702 Response
  • Promoting Healthy Relationships In and Outside of the Workplace: New Approaches to Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Developing a Common Framework to Improve Training for Prevention Professionals and Assess Training Outcomes for Risk and Resiliency Programs
  • Independent Analysis and Recommendations on Domestic Abuse in the Armed Forces

Selected Publications

Farris, C., Schell, T. L., Jaycox, L., & Beckman, R. L, Perceived Retaliation Against Military Sexual Assault Victims , RAND (RR-2380), 2021

Farris, C., Labriola, M., Smucker, S., Trail, T., Peterson, S., Crosby, B., & Schell, T. L. , Healthy Relationship Approaches to Sexual Assault Prevention: Programs and Strategies for Use Within the U.S. Military , RAND (RR-4241), 2021

Schell, T. L., Cefalu, M., Farris, C., & Morral, A., The Relationship Between Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the US Military: Findings from the RAND Military Workplace Study , RAND (RR-3162), 2021

Farris, C., Sims, C. S., Schell, T. L., Matthews, M., Smucker, S., Cohen, S., and Hall, O., Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Gender and Race/Ethnicity in the FEMA Workforce, RAND (RR-A383-1), 2020

Farris, C., Schell, T. L., Tankard, M., Jaycox, L. H., Bicksler, B., Clague, A., & Barnes-Proby, D. , Measures of Performance and Effectiveness for the Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention Programs, RAND (RR-2220), 2019

Farris, C., Tankard, M. E., Iyiewuare, P., Rosenthal, L, Clague, A., Miller, L.L., Glick, P., Sieck, K., and Iyengar, R., Availability of Family Violence Services in the U.S. Military , (RR-3019), 2018

Matthews, M., Farris, C., Tankard, M., and Dunbar, M. S., Needs of Male Sexual Assault Victims in the U.S. Armed Forces, RAND (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 A. R. Morral, K. L. Gore & T. L. Schell (Eds.), Sexual assault and sexual harassment in the U.S. military: Volume 2. Estimates for Department of Defense Service Members from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study , (RR-870), 2015


  • Students and tourists rest in lawn chairs in Harvard Yard

    Here's How a National Database Could Help Colleges Fight Sexual Assault

    At a moment of heightened awareness around sexual violence, America's colleges and universities have an opportunity to lead by example, through a commitment to full transparency about campus sexual assaults and openness to learning from each other's failures and successes.

    Mar 2, 2018 The Hill