Marny S. Rivera, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Phone: (503) 243-2436 x 115

Fax: (503) 243-2454


Marny Rivera joined NPC Research as a Senior Research Associate in September 2017. She has more than 10 years of experience researching and evaluating substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, problem-solving courts in Southern Oregon, the co-occurrence of substance abuse with child maltreatment, and violence against women. Dr. Rivera has worked collaboratively with nonprofit, government, criminal justice, and social service agencies and organizations and cultivated researcher-practitioner partnerships. She has conducted and managed a variety of research and evaluation projects and disseminated findings through written publications and reports, as well as presentations to local stakeholders and at professional conferences. Dr. Rivera is motivated to understand the root causes of public health problems including the impact of trauma on mental and physical health and seeks to inform public policy through the evaluation of social programs and services.

Prior to joining NPC Research, Dr. Rivera was a faculty member at the University of Alaska Anchorage (2007 to 2017) and Southern Oregon University (2001 to 2007). She has taught research methods, substance use and crime, and criminology, among other courses.

Dr. Rivera earned her Doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in Criminology.

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