WFHN Researchers

David Almeida, PhD

David Almeida, PhD

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Alameida is a life-span developmental psychologist with a primary focus on stress and coping during middle adulthood. His research examines the...

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Lisa Berkman, PhD

Lisa Berkman, PhD

Thomas D. Cabot Professor in Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Berkman is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist whose work focuses on social influences on health outcomes.... Read more about Lisa Berkman, PhD

Jeremy Bray, PhD

Jeremy Bray, PhD

Jefferson-Pilot Excellence Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Interim Head of the Department of Economics, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Bray research focuses on two primary areas of interest: the economics of substance abuse and mental health, and the economic evaluation of substance abuse treatment and prevention.... Read more about Jeremy Bray, PhD

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Orfeu Buxton, PhD

Professor, Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State Univ.; Adjunct Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,
Lecturer on Medicine, Div. of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School,
Assoc. Neuroscientist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Dr. Buxton’s research primarily focuses on 1) the causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society, and 2) the health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise.... Read more about Orfeu Buxton, PhD

Lynne M. Casper, PhD

Lynne M. Casper, PhD

Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California

Dr. Casper has published extensively in the areas of families and households, work and family, cohabitation, fatherhood, child care, voting and demographic methods.... Read more about Lynne M. Casper, PhD

Kelly Chandler (Davis), PhD

Kelly Chandler (Davis), PhD

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, Oregon State University

Kelly Chandler, PhD, takes a bioecological and family systems approach to examine the work–family interface. Her research uses longitudinal and daily...

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Mary L. Durham, PhD

Mary L. Durham, PhD

Senior Investigator Emeritus, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente

Mary L Durham, PhD, served as director of the Center for Health Research and vice president of research for Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 2016. In addition to her leadership roles, Dr. Durham conducted her own research on workplace health and translational research.... Read more about Mary L. Durham, PhD

Leslie B. Hammer, PhD

Leslie B. Hammer, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, Portland State University
Co-Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Leslie B. Hammer Lab, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Dr. Hammer's research focuses on ways in which organizations can help reduce work and family stress and improve positive spillover by facilitating both formal and informal workplace supports.... Read more about Leslie B. Hammer, PhD

Georgia Karuntzos, PhD

Georgia Karuntzos, PhD

Vice President, Business Development, RTI International

Dr. Georgia Karuntzos is an organizational psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in workplace health promotion research. Her research and practitioner experience encompasses a range of interdisciplinary human resources and health promotion research and evaluation projects.... Read more about Georgia Karuntzos, PhD

Erin L. Kelly, PhD

Erin L. Kelly, PhD

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management
Core faculty in the Institute for Work and Employment Research

Dr. Kelly is an organizational sociologist who has studied the adoption, implementation, and consequences of anti-discrimination and “family-friendly” policies in US workplaces.... Read more about Erin L. Kelly, PhD

Laura Klein, PhD

Laura Klein, PhD

Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University
Director, The Biobehavioral Health Studies Laboratory, Penn State College of Health and Human Development

Dr. Klein focuses on the biobehavioral effects of stress on addictive behaviors including cigarette smoking and opioid abuse.... Read more about Laura Klein, PhD

Ellen Ernst Kossek, PhD

Ellen Ernst Kossek, PhD

Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, and the first elected President of the Work-...

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