OHP Lab

College of Natural Sciences

Team Members

 

fisherGwen Fisher, Ph.D. | Principal Investigator

Gwen’s research examines two general areas: 1) health and well-being among older workers, such as the relationship between work characteristics and changes in physical, emotional, and cognitive health as workers age, work ability, and the retirement process; 2) the work/non-work interface, including work/non-work conflict and work/life balance. She is interested in individual and workplace factors that facilitate work/life balance and parents’ return to work following parental leave. Prior to joining the faculty at CSU, Gwen spent twelve years working at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, running, skiing, cycling, cooking, and traveling.

 

 

crainTori Crain, Ph.D. | Principal Investigator

Tori's research focuses on both positive and negative aspects of the work/non-work interface, in addition to sleep and fatigue in relation to work. She is especially interested in understanding the interplay among work, non-work, and sleep. Tori utilizes occupational health interventions to target worker stress and work/non-work issues in an attempt to improve employee sleep and overall health. Before coming to CSU, Tori was an OHP trainee at Portland State University and a research associate for the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence. Tori enjoys hiking, running, skiing, playing soccer, and exploring her new home in Colorado with her husband and yellow lab.

 

 

brossoitRebecca Brossoit | Second Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Rebecca’s primary research interests include work/life balance, shift-work schedules and worker stress. In particular, she is interested in developing interventions or training programs that promote worker health, safety and wellbeing. She is currently working under the direction of Dr. Tori Crain to understand the relationship between work/non-work and sleep. Her previous research examined the role of sleep on learning and memory processes and she is excited to integrate this knowledge to understand employee sleep and health outcomes. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, painting and learning how to cook.

 

 

brossoitKelly Cave | First Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Kelly’s research interests include work/life balance, occupational stress interventions, and safety climate and culture. She hopes to one day use her research to support employee health and wellbeing in an applied setting. As an undergraduate student at the University of South Florida, Kelly assisted with teams research in multiple I/O labs, and conducted her own honors thesis investigating how perceptions of critical feedback are influenced by personality. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer.

 

 

brossoitKelsie Daigle | First Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Kelsie’s OHP research interests include working caregivers well-being and breastfeeding in the workplace. She wants to explore mechanisms and occupational health interventions that promote healthy behaviors, which may increase worker well-being and reduce the stressors resulting from work-family conflicts. Also, Kelsie would like to explore how individual factors (i.e., sleep hygiene, age, fitness level, pregnancy, etc.) interplay with supervisor support for work and non-work interplay. Additionally, I would like to explore these interests among marginalized, low-wage, or vulnerable working populations. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, crafting, and cooking (and of course eating).

 

 

chaffeeDorey Chaffee | Third Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Dorey’s OHP research interests focus on health and well-being among older workers and the transition from work to retirement. Currently she is working with Dr. Gwen Fisher examining the relationship between job demands and health outcomes. Dorey is also interested in applied research, specifically in the development and application of health-related interventions in the workplace. Her previous research examined the effectiveness of an intervention designed to help individuals develop personalized measurement and feedback systems to increase their personal effectiveness. Outside of work, Dorey enjoys exploring the great outdoors and experiencing all the wonderful things Colorado has to offer.

 

 

hanscomMadison Hanscom | Third Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Madison’s research interests include generational attitudes, stress in the workplace, interactions between work and family, and retirement. She is very interested in supporting overall worker health and wellbeing. When Madison is not working she is usually reading, spending time outdoors, eating her favorite foods, or enjoying good company.

 

 

manningSteve Manning, M.S. | Fifth Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Steve’s primary interests in OHP research are employee safety and work/life balance. He is currently working with Dr. Gwen Fisher & James Weston to develop a measure for Perceived Organizational Support for Work/Life Balance. This measure examines whether employees perceive that their employer supports their engagement in activities that help to increase their work/life balance. Specifically, if they feel their organization supports them beyond simply meeting their family needs.

 

 

mattinglyVictoria Mattingly, M.S. | Fifth Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Victoria’s specific interest in OHP research has to do with caregiver discrimination. She is currently working with Dr. Gwen Fisher & Dr. Chris Henle on a study which will investigate how job applicants might be “penalized” for having caregiving responsibilities outside of the workplace (e.g., taking care of children, aging parents, etc.). Through this work, she hopes to shed light on how employers may be penalizing, and by consequence, be losing valuable employees based due to bias against caregivers. On days she is able to achieve work-life balance, you can find her running, singing, or eating delicious meals cooked by her culinary-trained husband.

 

 

naudeMegan Naude, M.S. | Fourth Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Megan is interested in OHP research topics involving work/family issues and stress. She is currently working on a meta-analysis exploring the relationship between age and work/family issues. She is also collaborating with researchers from Colorado State University, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Connecticut to write a paper that examines the link between work/nonwork interference and enhancement and retirement behavior. Megan is interested in research related to the topic of underload with a specific emphasis in exploring the stress outcomes associated with not having enough to do at work. In her spare time, Megan enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.

 

 

brossoit Shalyn Stevens | First Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Shalyn’s primary research interests within OHP are work/life balance, occupational stress, and overall well-being. She hopes to one day use her research to design interventions promoting healthy behaviors that increase satisfaction and engagement in the workplace. Shalyn's previous research focused on cognitive strategies to reduce and manage stressful life events. In her free time Shalyn enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, and skiing.

 

 

waltersKevin Walters, M.S. | Fourth Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

Kevin’s research interests are primarily focused on the positive side of Occupational Health Psychology. In a nutshell, he’s interested in understanding work stress in order to promote a workplace environment that emphasizes overall happiness and health. His current research is focused on overall stress and job satisfaction among nurses, with future projects oriented towards assessing potential sources of psychological stress and well-being among workers in the marijuana industry. When not in the office, Kevin likes to promote a healthy work-life balance by hiking, running, biking to various microbreweries, or finding any other activity that involves being outside.

 

 

westonJames Weston, M.S. | Fourth Year I/O Psychology Grad Student

James’ research primarily focuses on employee engagement and issues surrounding its conceptualization and measurement. Regarding OHP related topics, James has research interests in work-life balance as well as occupational stress. James is currently working with Dr. Fisher as well as Steve Manning on a scale to measure perceived organizational support for work-life balance, as well as its relation to health indicators. Outside of the workplace James enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding, climbing, and generally experiencing Colorado’s outdoors.

 

 

Undergraduate RAs

 

        Joshua Arce

        Alex Elatova

        Mahira Ganster

        Kymbre Mitchell

 

Research Team Alumni

 

        Krista Hoffmeister, Ph.D. - Organizational and Talent Development Specialist, JBS

        Lauren Menger, Ph.D. - Training and Evaluation Fellow, NIOSH

        Morgan Valley, Ph.D. - Prevention Scientist and Program Evaluator, Colorado State University

        Angela Martin, M.S.

        John Morgan, B.S. - Ph.D. program in I/O psychology at Clemson University

        Alyssa Ortiz, B.S.

        Javier Ospina, M.S.

        Lilias Reed, B.S.

        Qiuyu Su, B.S. - Ph.D. program in Management at University of Alabama

        Arieana Thompson, B.S. - Ph.D. program in I/O Psychology at Florida International University

        Janalee Thompson, B.S. - M.S./Ph.D. program in occupational ergonomics at Colorado State University

        David Wallace, B.S. - Ph.D. program in I/O Psychology at University of Missouri-St.Louis

        Chloe Wilson, B.S. - Ph.D. program in I/O psychology at Clemson University

        Jiaxing Wu, B.S.

 

Our Trusty Lab Assistants

 

...who give everyday meaning and experience to the study of work/life balance!

 

BradyBrady, Lab lab

 

 

JasperJasper, Lab lab

 

 

lab bakerOur Lab Assistant & Baker, Alex

 

 

research assistantOur Research Assistant, AJ

 

 

 

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