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About Leslie B. Hammer

Dr. Leslie B. Hammer is a professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at Portland State University. Dr. Hammer is the Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety, and Health, funded by grants from the National Institute for Child and Health and Human Development and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This center is one of six centers that make up the national Work, Family, and Health Network (WFHN). 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 the National Institute Occupational Safety and Health (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 a grant from the Department of Defense to study ways to increase supervisor support and enhance employment for veterans reintegrating into the workforce.

Her research focuses on ways in which organizations can help reduce work and family stress and improve positive spillover among employees by facilitating both formal and informal workplace supports, such as Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors (FSSB) training. She has worked with such employee populations as grocery workers, health care workers (specifically nursing aid workers), construction workers, information technology workers, and is currently working on employments support and retention for our nation's military veterans. She is a Past Founding President of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP) and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, as well as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Hammer is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (past Associate Editor), and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. She has published numerous articles on work and family in such publications as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Family Issues, Human Resources Planning, and Journal of Marriage and the Family and co-wrote a book with Dr. Margaret Neal entitled Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Couples: Effects of Work and Well Being.

Positions

Present Professor, Portland State University Psychology
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Present Director, Occupational Health Psychology Program, Portland State University Occupational Health Psychology Program
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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Recipient of the Branford Price Millar Award for Excellence in Research Scholarship at Portland State University
  • 2012 Portland State University Civic Engagement Award with Donald Truxillo and Todd Bodner for work on NIOSH-TWH research project
  • Kanter Awards for Excellence in Work-Family Research (2006, 2008, 2012, 2014)

Contact Information

Department of Psychology
317 Cramer Hall
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland,OR 97207-0751
phone (503) 725-3971
fax (503) 725-3904
hammerl@pdx.edu

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