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Leslie Hammer, Ph.D.

Co-Director of Oregon Healthy Workforce Center & Associate Director of Applied Research


Mental Health, Sleep, Safety, and Veteran

Dr. Leslie B. Hammer specializes in the effects of workplace conditions, including supportive supervision at work and occupational stress, on workplace mental health and well-being. She is the Associate Director of Applied Research and Professor in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University and the Co-Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, one of 10 centers of excellence in Total Worker Health® funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

She is also Professor Emerita at Portland State University. Dr. Hammer has extensive experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating worksite supervisor training programs to improve employee mental health and well-being. She conducts applied research that focuses on workplace interventions aimed at improving supervisor leadership skills and evaluates the impact of such trainings on supervisor and worker mental and physical health, safety, and well-being. She has been Principal Investigator of five large workplace intervention randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of supervisor support training funded by the NIH, CDC/NIOSH, and the DoD. 

She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. She is also the Founding President of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. She co-wrote the book Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents (2008), and she is published widely in such outlets as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine.

Leslie Hammer, Ph.D.
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