Current Projects

Principal Investigator: Andrew Bergen, PhD

Funder: University of California San Diego

08/15/2022 – 12/31/2022

To obtaining sequence data, transferring biospecimens, and planning the transfer of biospecimens

Principal Investigator: CES Executive Director

Funder: Oregon Community Foundation

Dates: 08/01/2022 – present

To develop underrepresented (communities of color, LGBTQ+, etc.) future scientists to engage, learn and grow while at the same time providing critical services to local nonprofits.

Principal Investigator: Vincent Chirimwami, PhD

Funder: African Family Holistic Health Organization

08/01/2022 – 07/31/2023

To address the root causes of commercialized tobacco use in the Portland, OR, African American community.

Principal Investigator: Carol Metzler, PhD

Funder: Carol Metzler

08/01/2022 – 12/31/2022

To support finalization and submission of the outcome paper for the ORI Parenting Help Online project.

Principal Investigator: Erika Westling, PhD

Funder: Washington County Public Health Division

07/27/2022 – 08/31/2023

To develop of a community centered Health Equity Action Plan as part of Washington County’s Public Health Modernization

Principal Investigator: Keith Smolkowski, PhD

Funder: Choose Kindness Foundation

01/01/2022 – 12/31/2022

To assist with a survey study of kindness within school wide PBIS in elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States.

Principal Investigators: Deb Johnson-Shelton, PhD, Mark Van Ryzin, PhD, Jason Small, PhD, Gulcan Cil, PhD, Jeff Gau, MS, Erika Westling, PhD, Jeanette Ricci, PhD

Funder: Portland Public Schools, School District 1J

Dates: 08/01/2021 – present

In vendor pool to provide independent research and evaluation services as need by PPS School District 1J.

Principal Investigator: Keith Smolkowski, PhD

Funder: Subaward from University of Alabama (US Department of Education grant)

08/01/21 – 09/30/23  

To provide project services including intervention development, data collection procedures, analyses, and dissemination.

Principal Investigator: Erika Westling, PhD

Funder: Oregon Mind Body Institute

07/01/21 – 06/30/23

To work with OEA Choice Trust to plan and implement mindfulness trainings and technical assistance for school administrators and school employees to promote the health and well-being of school employees.

Principal Investigator: Keith Smolkowski, PhD

Funder: University of Oregon General Council

05/01/21 – 04/30/22 extended 

To assist with an evaluation of the University of Oregon student conduct records.

Principal Investigator: Ed Feil, PhD

Funder: Oregon Community Foundation  

01/1/21 – 12/31/22 extended

To promote oral health interventions in low-income Oregon families with young children.

Principal Investigator: Jason Luoma, PhD

Funder: Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research, and Training Center (donations)

10/01/2021 – present

To assist in managing funds for a randomized clinical trial of MDMA assisted psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder. The longer-term goal of this project is to make the Pacific Northwest and Oregon Research Institute a leading contributor to psychedelic science.

Principal Investigator: Charles Turner, PhD

Funder: Syracuse Area Salvation Army & Onondaga County Department CFS  

10/1/18 to inactive

To evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare [FFT-CW ®] on the quality of treatment and prevention services for maltreated youth and their families in a child welfare setting.

Principal Investigator: Carol W. Metzler, PhD

Funder: Partnership with United Way/LaneKids, with funding from Lane County Public Health Prevention Program09/01/2015 – 06/30/2023

To work with community partners to implement the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program in Lane County, to assist families county-wide with evidence-based parenting supports. ORI CES staff also provide program evaluation services to the project, including collection and analysis of parent surveys and program exposure data.