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Legacy Research Institute

A vigorous research program plays a key role in a dynamic health care system like Legacy Health, supporting the highest quality care to our patients.

The Legacy Research Institute aims to bring the most advanced health care treatment modalities and cutting edge technologies quickly on-line, where they can be applied to the benefit of our patients and community. The majority of research at Legacy Health takes place at our state-of-the-art research center.

Our Facilities

The Legacy Research Institute is a 65,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art research facility where a wide range of clinical, laboratory-based and preclinical research activity is concentrated. The Legacy Central Laboratories for Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, as well as the Unity Center for Behavioral Health, are also located at this facility.

Core resources include:

  • Administrative Services
  • Biomechanics Lab
  • Clinical Trials Support
  • Comparative Medicine and Pathology
  • Surgical Facilities

Biostatistics and Research Design

A strong research program requires vigorous attention to experimental design, quality data management, and statistical analysis. Legacy Research provides expert consultation and support for the design, conduct and analysis of basic and clinical studies.

Services include:

  • Biometrics consultation
  • Protocol development
  • Definition of data points and data management techniques
  • Interim analyses and analysis of completed studies
  • Report writing and graphical displays for publication
  • Application of innovative statistical methodology


Legacy Research Institute
1225 N.E. Second Ave.
Portland, OR 97232
Telephone: 503-413-2491
Fax: 503-413-4942

Joseph Frascella, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research



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