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 the measurement and prevention of sexual assault, workplace harassment and discrimination, and intimate partner violence. Recent efforts include an independent analysis and recommendations for improving domestic abuse prevention and response in the Armed Forces, development of evaluation plans for the Department of Homeland Security, and an assessment of workplace harassment and discrimination within the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Farris earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University Bloomington and 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, 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, 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, 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 , RAND Corporation (RR-870), 2015