Paige E. Farris (she/her)

  • Community Research Project Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
  • Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute


Ms. Paige Farris has worked at Oregon Health & Science University for 18 years and in Central Oregon at the Community Research Hub for 8 of those years.  The Hub and she are part of a larger OHSU Community Outreach, Research, and Engagement team directed by Dr. Jackilen Shannon. Ms. Farris has been engaged in cancer prevention and control clinical trials and observational studies as well as the development of community-friendly human subjects protection processes.

Conducting research outside of an academic institution, in communities where different sets of skills and solutions are identified and necessary is truly an exciting challenge!

Paige feels fortunate to be working alongside community researchers and academicians. The combination of knowing and sometimes being a part of or seeing the impact of projects conducted at the community level while providing technical assistance toward feasible project design is immensely satisfying. Her passion is prevention and pro-action at all levels, as is supporting community capacity for research by using data to drive decision-making. She has a commitment to improving health policy through research while valuing collaboration and research partnerships in order to improve health and the wide range of prevention efforts in support of all people.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1995, University of Wyoming
    • M.S.W., 2000, University of North Dakota



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