Oregon Research Institute

The Oregon Research Institute, (ORI) was founded in 1960 in Eugene, Oregon. ORI is a private non-profit research institute focused on studying human behavior and developing programs to improve the health and well being of individuals, families and communities. ORI studies adolescent depression, substance abuse, chronic illness and a wide range of behavior problems for children and adults. A substantial amount of funding is derived from the National Institute of Health.

1715 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Low childhood conscientiousness predicts adult obesity

Results from a longitudinal study show that children who exhibit lower conscientiousness (e.g., irresponsible, careless, not persevering) could experience worse overall health, including greater obesity, as adults. The Oregon ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Increased brain activity predicts future onset of substance use

Do people get caught in the cycle of overeating and drug addiction because their brain reward centers are over-active causing them to experience greater cravings for food or drugs? In a unique prospective study Oregon Research ...


Tai Chi program helps Parkinson's disease patients

An Oregon Research Institute (ORI) exercise study conducted in four Oregon cities has shown significant benefits for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease. In an original article published in the February 9, ...

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