Coreen Farris

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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, 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.

Selected Publications

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, 2019

Pedersen, E. R., D’Amico, E. J., LaBrie, J. W., Farris, C., Klein, D. J., & Griffin, B. A, "An online alcohol and risky sex prevention program for college students studying abroad: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.," Addiction science & clinical practice, 31, 2019


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    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