Researchers

Lisa Berkman, PhD

Lisa Berkman, PhD

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

Dr. Berkman is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist whose work focuses on social influences on health outcomes.

Jeremy Bray, PhD

Jeremy Bray, PhD

Professor and Department Chair in Economics, University of North Carolina 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.

Orfeu Buxton, PhD

Orfeu Buxton, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University; Lecturer on Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Neuroscientist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Adjunct Associate Professor, HSPH

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.

Lynne M. Casper, PhD

Lynne M. Casper, PhD

Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California and Director of the Southern California Population Research Center

Dr. Casper has published extensively in the areas of families and households, work and family, cohabitation, fatherhood, child care, voting and demographic methods.

Kelly Davis, PhD

Kelly Davis, PhD

Research Assistant Professor in Human Development & Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Kelly Davis, PhD, takes a bioecological and family systems approach to examine the work–family interface.

James W. Dearing, PhD

James W. Dearing, PhD

Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Communication, Michigan State University

Dr. James W. Dearingis also the director of the Cancer Communication Research Center, an NCI Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research.

Mary L. Durham, PhD

Mary L. Durham, PhD

Director of the Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente

Mary L Durham, PhD, is Vice President of research for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. In addition to her leadership roles, Dr. Durham conducts her own research on workplace health and translational research.

Leslie B. Hammer, PhD

Leslie B. Hammer, PhD

Professor in the Department of Psychology, Portland State University

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.

Ginger C.  Hanson, PhD

Ginger C. Hanson, PhD

Senior Research Associate at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Center for Health Research

Ginger C. Hanson, PhD, is a researcher specializing in quantitative methods, occupation health psychology, work-life integration, and workplace violence.

Georgia Karuntzos, PhD

Georgia Karuntzos, PhD

Senior Director in the Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division, RTI International

Dr. Karuntzos conducts research in a range of interdisciplinary substance abuse prevention and early intervention work, as well as human resources and health promotion service delivery.

Erin L. Kelly, PhD

Erin L. Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota; Faculty Affiliate, Minnesota Population Center

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

Rosalind Berkowitz King, PhD

Rosalind Berkowitz King, PhD

Health Scientist Administrator in the Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch, NICHD

Dr. Rosalind Berkowitz King serves as the Project Scientist to the Work, Family, Health, and Well-Being Initiative.  She is a Health Scientist Administrator at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). 

Laura Klein, PhD

Laura Klein, PhD

Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University; Director of the Penn State Behavioral Neuroimmunomodulation Laboratory (BNIL)

Dr. Klein focuses on the biobehavioral effects of stress on addictive behaviors including cigarette smoking and opioid abuse.

Ellen Ernst Kossek, PhD

Ellen Ernst Kossek, PhD

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

Dr. Kossek is the Inaugural Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, which focuses on the advancement of women in organizations and society.