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ORI RESEARCH REPORT -How Personality Traits Predict Health Outcomes - In this 8 minute video Dr. Sarah Hampson discusses how personality traits identified early in life can help predict health outcomes in adults, and how we can use that knowledge to improve human wellbeing.

Oregon Research Institute researchers study human behavior to learn why people behave the way they do and to develop programs to help people lead healthier lives.  Learn more about our evidence based programs.


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Does reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes result in lower levels of addiction? In a unique study Herb Severson, Ph.D., and his team study the effects of smoking reduced nicotine cigarettes.

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Berry BroadbentORI is proud to feature research assistant, Berry Broadbent. An employee since 2002, Berry works on our tobacco cessation and prevention grants. Berry works directly with research participants; work that is critical to the success of a research project. She works on the ‘frontline’ screening, enrolling, and meeting individually with project participants, following strict protocol. Her comprehensive knowledge of the research and conscientious attention to detail are key in this role. Berry has been an active part of the ORI governance system, most recently as tri-chair of the Science Support Council (SSC) and as an SSC representative to the Human Resources and Advisory Committee. When not at work, Berry enjoys reading, working in the garden, dancing, and getting together with friends and family. She serves on several local committees working on issues of hunger and food insecurity.