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Jackilen Shannon Lab

Cancer Prevention Research & Outreach Studies

Mission: Through the use of sound epidemiological research, our group's mission is to discover dietary and lifestyle changes that lead to better prevention of disease and enhanced overall wellness.

Researcher: Jackilen Shannon, PhD

Human Subjects Research Staff:


Paige Farris, MSW, BA
Research Associate

Paige is the team manager for Dr. Shannon's Human Subjects Cancer Prevention Group. Ms. Farris oversees the ethical, safe and accurate collection of human data for listed observational and clinical research (except the Health Discoveries program). She co-coordinates the GSEP and is primary coordinator the two other clinical trials at the Portland VA. Paige works closely with Dr. Shannon on grant proposals, budget tracking and managing secondary analysis and requirements. Paige received a Master of Social Work degree in 2000 and directly began working with a clinical geneticist. She retains her fascination with the genetic and environmental factors of disease, encouraging Dr. Shannon's dive into genetic epidemiologic research.

Contact info:
Paige Farris
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Mailcode: L606
Portland, OR 97239
TEL: (503)220-8262  x.54868
Email: farrisp@ohsu.edu


Lisa Marriott, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine

Associate Director, Let's Get Healthy!

Doctorate of Neuroscience

Lisa's background as a research scientist and science educator helps her run the Let's Get Healthy! program, a traveling education and research exhibit that helps the public learn about their own health while contributing to science.  She is co-Principal Investigator of a 5 year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant to help schools use their school’s resulting Let’s Get Healthy! data to improve student knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to community health.  She works extensively with teachers to develop curricula that support Let’s Get Healthy! in schools.  She also develops new exhibit content and works with the resulting data to promote public health throughout the Pacific Northwest.  When not on the road or looking at data, Lisa enjoys cooking, gardening, being outside and figuring out how things work.
 

Contact info: Lisa Marriott, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Mailcode: L606
Portland, OR 97239
TEL: 503-494-8775
Email: marriott@ohsu.edu


Amy Palma, RD

Study Coordinator

Amy is the original research assistant for Dr. Shannon's case-control study Diet and Prostate Cancer Risk (completed in 2006). Ms. Palma—at least internally—holds the record for the largest number of completed research visits (over 700). She currently co-coordinates the Genetic Susceptibility, Environment, & Prostate Cancer Risk study, manages the secondary analyses and access to coded data for interested investigators and students. She is also in charge of creating the brochures, flyers and posters for studies & events. Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree from Loma Linda University in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her main interest is the prevention of chronic diseases through diet and lifestyle.

Contact info:
Amy Palma
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Mailcode: L606
Portland, OR 97239
TEL: (503) 220-8262  x57280
Email: palmaa@ohsu.edu


Wesley Stoller, MA

Study Coordinator

Wesley coordinates the Sulforaphane; Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer study. He is also one of the coordinators for the Genetic Susceptibility, Environment & Prostate Cancer Risk study. Wesley received his Master of Art degree in Cognitive and Social Processes from Ball State University in July of 2011 and started working for Dr. Shannon in January of 2011. Wesley is a sixth generation Oregon farmer and is interested in healthy sustainable living.

Contact info:
Wesley Stoller
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Mailcode: L606
Portland, OR 97239
TEL: (503) 220-8262  x54931
Email: stoller@ohsu.edu