Paige Farris, MSW, Oregon Health & Science University

Paige Farris FinalMs. Paige Farris has over 10 years of experience protecting human subjects in research, managing cancer prevention clinical trials, co-writing grants, implementing research projects in both university and Veteran Hospital settings as well as conducting statewide cancer prevention and control projects. Her research interests focus on building community capacity for research in a few different ways; first, by conducting trainings in community settings with the goal of familiarizing individuals and project teams to the research process so community researchers can begin their own studies more quickly, efficiently and ethically. She conducts trainings around the use of Evidence-Based Approaches and the importance of protecting human subjects participating in community-based research. Additionally, and in collaboration with OHSU’s IRB Chair, she runs the Community Research Navigation team at OHSU as a result of facilitating the development of a new approach in the review and approval of community research; impacting institutional policy along the way. Finally, by working closely with community researchers, Ms. Farris is interested in providing technical assistance to community researchers in the design of research implementation; assuring project outcomes are—sometimes creatively—met based on novel data collection tools or recruitment techniques. She has a commitment to improving health policy through research and values collaboration and research partnerships in order to improve healthcare for all people.


Telephone: 541-728-0665

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
GH 153
Portland, OR 97239-2964