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Two weeks left! Register for the 2020 Summer Institute!

Join our 2020 Online Summer Institute: Building a Culture of Health, Safety, and Well-Being! Featuring an excellent line-up of speakers from academia and industry, our event will include expert...

2020 Ellen Galinsky Generative Researchers Award from the Work and Family Researchers

Award recognizes our work-family research team

Written by Helen Schuckers, MPH and Lindsey Alley, MS Research collaborators, Leslie Hammer, Ph.D. and Ellen Ernst Kossek Ph.D., M.B.A. received the 2020 Ellen Galinsky Generative Researchers...

Let’s build a culture of health, safety and well-being

Come Join Oregon Healthy Workforce Center at the 2020 Summer Institute in Occupational Health Psychology! Building a Culture of Health, Safety, and Well-Being  Are you an organizational leader...

Lead with empathy during the COVID-19 crisis

Written by Leslie Hammer, PhD and Lindsey Alley, MS Originally published on The Conversation and reshared in The Oregonian, Fast Company, Jamaica Observer, and ScienceX In these uncertain and...

Opioids in the workplace podcast episode, a tree at sunset

Opioids podcast episode

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is reported “Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is very costly to our Nation, which has led to over $700 billion annually in costs...

Dr. Kent Anger, PhD poster presentation at OPHA

Many thanks to Dr. Kent Anger

The institute would like to thank Dr. Kent Anger, Ph.D. for his leadership and commitment during 8-years of exceptional service as the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center's (OHWC) Director. Dr. Anger led...

Talking Total Worker Health in the Tri-Cities

One of the biggest lessons in my 30+ years working in occupational safety and health (OSH) has been about the power of collaboration. It is only through collaboration that we truly spread what we...

OHSU Portland Aerial Tram

Our research themes

Our mission is to improve the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research. At the institute, we stand at the intersection of the workplace and well-being. We do so through basic...

Work, Stress and Health 2019 in Philadelphia

Work, Stress and Health 2019

Many of our faculty and staff are attending the American Psychological Association's 2019 Work, Stress and Health Conference this week from November 6th to 9th. Every two years, researchers and...