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ORI scientists are consistently featured as expert sources for their areas of research by major print and broadcast media outlets.

To arrange an interview, contact Kathryn Madden

Founded in 1960, Oregon Research Institute (ORI) is a charitable 501(c) 3 research center, dedicated entirely to understanding human behavior and improving the quality of human life. Funded by research grants from the National Institutes of Health and by the United States Department of Education, ORI scientists study such topics as child academic and behavioral problems, adult chronic physical illness, teen substance use and abuse, adolescent depression and eating disorders.

ORI began with just a few scientists and staff working out of one small office in Eugene, Oregon. ORI now has satellite offices in Portland, Oregon and in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ORI is consistently one of the top 50 nonprofit institutions receiving federal funds in the country and is the largest independent behavioral research center in Oregon. ORI employs 165 people, including 51 research scientists. In 2017, we have 49 research grants and a budget of $12.5 million.