Air date: July 27, 2022

Guest Panelists:


Leslie Hammer, PhD, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU; Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Portland State University



Research evidence indicates that psychosocial stressors such as low supervisor support and high work-life stress are negative occupational exposures related to poor psychological and physical health, negative work outcomes, and adverse effects on families. These associations suggest that Occupational Health Psychology and Total Worker Health® interventions such as leadership support trainings may be helpful in mitigating effects of workplace psychosocial stressors on health and well-being. This presentation will review workplace psychosocial stressors and leadership training approaches to reduce stress and improve psychological and physical health, highlighting several examples from randomized controlled trials conducted by the research team that crosses over between Oregon Heath & Science University and Portland State University.

 

Leslie Hammer, PhD, is the Associate Director for Applied Research in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University and Co-Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, Total Worker Health® center funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. She is also a Professor Emeritus at Portland State University. Leslie is a leading expert on work and family, occupational stress, and workplace mental health and specializes in the mental and physical health effects of supportive supervision at work, occupational stress, and work-family conflict. She has extensive experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating worksite interventions and supervisor training.


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