Headshot photo of Motomi (Tomi) Mori, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Motomi (Tomi) Mori, Ph.D., M.B.A.

  • Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
  • Walter & Cora Brownfield Professor of Cancer Biostatistics
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
  • Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine


Dr. Mori has 28 years of experience as a collaborative cancer biostatistician, starting with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (1989-1991), Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (1991-1999), and the Knight Cancer Institute (Knight) at the Oregon Health & Science University (1999-present). As the Director of the Knight Biostatistics Shared Resource, she has a long standing collaboration with investigators in the Translational Oncology Program and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program in the Knight Cancer Institute. She holds a position of Walter and Clora Brownfield Endowed Professor of Cancer Biostatistics in the Knight Cancer Institute, is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, President of the Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS), served on the NCI Subcommittee A (Cancer Centers of the National Cancer Institute Initial Review Group (2006-2011) and was a faculty for the AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Research Workshop in Vail, Colorado (2015-2017).

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 1989, Biostatistics, University of Iowa
    • M.B.A., 2016, Healthcare Management, Oregon Health & Science University

Memberships and associations:

  • American Statistical Association
  • International Biometric Society
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Areas of interest

  • Biostatistics, cancer research, clinical trials, precision oncology, early detection research

Honors and awards

  • 2010 Fellow, American Statistical Association
  • 2005 Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Public Health, University of Iowa



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