May 2, 2023 11:00 am Central

Register 1 CHES Credit Available

Guest Panelists:

Kristi Rahrig Jenkins, PhD, MPH, University of Michigan

Karen Schmidt, MPH, University of Michigan

Karen Moseley

Moderator: Karen Moseley, HERO

Join leaders from the University of Michigan’s employee wellness program, MHealthy, to learn about their research and program efforts, including social determinants of health and mental and emotional health strategies. Karen Schmidt, Senior Director, and Kristi Rahrig Jenkins, Research Program Manager, will provide a brief overview of the University of Michigan’s approach to well-being efforts and the findings of a recent study on the association between sources of stress and perceptions of organizational and supervisor support for health and well-being.

Learning Objectives

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the University of Michigan’s philosophy of well-being and top areas of focus for its health and well-being programs.
  • Explain the findings of a recent publication from the University of Michigan examining the association between sources of stress and perceptions of organizational and supervisor support for health and well-being.
  • Discuss how results of this study can shape program planning and administrative efforts.


Guest Speakers:

Kristi Rahrig Jenkins, PhD, MPH, is the Research Program Manager for MHealthy, the health and well-being initiative for the University of Michigan’s faculty, staff, and dependents. She leads the development and execution of the evaluation and scientific research activities of MHealthy, including data collection, management, and analysis; developing and sustaining scientific partnerships; and serving as the point person for all internal and external data-related inquiries and processes. Kristi has over twenty years of experience in research units at the University. Before joining MHealthy in 2009, Kristi worked for the University’s Addiction Research Center and the Institute for Social Research exploring research questions related to health behavior across the life course, particularly issues related to chronic disease, family relationships, social and psychological aspects of health, and population health. Kristi holds an MPH in community health education from the University of South Florida and a PhD in sociology from Wayne State University.

Karen Schmidt, MPH, is the Senior Director for MHealthy where she provides leadership for the health and well-being programs and services for the faculty and staff of the University of Michigan. MHealthy has won numerous awards that recognize outstanding worksite health promotion and improvement programs including the 2021 C. Everett Koop National Health Award, Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness, Healthiest Employers of Southeast Michigan, and the U.S. Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Karen has 25 years of experience implementing and evaluating health and well-being programs. Before joining MHealthy in 2008, she worked for the University’s health plan, M-CARE, overseeing wellness programming for its members. Karen has a Master of Public Health degree from the U-M.

Moderator: Karen Moseley is President & CEO of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a national think tank dedicated to advancing best practices in workplace health and well-being. Prior to being appointed President of HERO, Karen served as the organization’s Vice President of Education and Director of Operations. Karen also managed HERO’s grant-funded projects, which include a multi-stakeholder collaboration to support employer involvement in community health initiatives and another to identify common measures of community health, both funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Having worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 30 years, Karen has managed the development and dissemination of a number of publications and educational conferences. She is the 2021 recipient of the Leader in Workplace Wellness Award presented by the Global Wellness Summit. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Sponsored by Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hours. Provider ID#101039

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