January 24, 2017

Dr. Leslie B. Hammer

Co-Founder of Work Life Help

Dr. Leslie B. Hammer is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Portland State University and a Senior Scientist in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University.  Her work focuses on workplace programs that reduce work-life stress and she has been involved with numerous workplace intervention randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of supervisor support training. Dr. Hammer is the Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety, and Health, formerly funded by grants from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This center is one of six centers that make up the national Work, Family, and Health Network that recently completed a cluster randomized trial of workplace policies and programs that impact worker health. Dr. Hammer is also the Director of the Occupational Health Psychology graduate training program at Portland State University that is funded through a training program grant from NIOSH. She is the Associate Director of the NIOSH-funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), one of four centers of excellence in Total Worker Health. Most recently Dr. Hammer was awarded grants from the Department of Defense to study ways to: a) increase supervisor support and enhance employment retention for veterans reintegrating into the workforce, testing the effectiveness of a supervisor training workplace intervention, and b) increase supervisor support for sleep, testing the effectiveness of a supervisor training sleep leadership intervention.

See Dr. Hammer’s Publications on Google Scholar here

See a selection of publications from the Work Life Help co-founders here