Maghen Farris, Clinical Systems Manager (MAPS PBC)

Maghen earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2012 from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a master’s degree in health informatics and analytics in 2020 from the University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine. Prior to joining MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), Maghen worked as Clinical Systems Program Manager at an NCI-designated Cancer Center where she managed the clinical systems team, provided oversight of the Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) and data transparency reporting programs, and supported the Cancer Centers’ business needs by preparing analytics for internal and external reporting. Recently, Maghen worked as a Clinical Data Scientist at a large Clinical Research Organization, where she performed centralized analytical monitoring of subject safety, data integrity, and data completeness by identifying risks and performing trend analysis to support collection of critical data.
At MPBC, Maghen is currently serving as Clinical Systems Manager, focusing on leading the Clinical Systems Team in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of clinical systems to support the administration of clinical trials by Clinical Operations.
Maghen has experience designing and executing a comprehensive training program for CTMS end users, centering on instructor-led training and detailed resources. She organized and lead the development of a quality-by-design electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) initiative which improved and streamlined collection of critical data for the organization’s Investigator Initiated Trials program. Maghen has two published papers from her time working in a behavioral psychology research lab, each focused-on smoking cessation best practices, and several poster presentations focused on topics such as informatics and technical training.
Maghen is committed to contributing to evidence-based research for treatment of mental health disorders. She has long been fascinated with the potential of psychedelics as treatment for certain indications and is encouraged by the recent decisions by FDA to support MAPS’ mission, feeling hopeful that long-standing political and cultural misunderstandings can soon be resolved.
In Maghen’s free time, she enjoys jogging, meditating, walking her dog, and spending time with her family in Kansas City, where she lives.