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Interdisciplinary Biobehavioral Health Scientist - Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health (Tenure-Track)

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Interdisciplinary Biobehavioral Health Scientist - Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health (Tenure-Track)
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Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health
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Orfeu Buxton, BBHfacultysearch@psu.edu

The scholarship and teaching of BBH faculty focuses on how biological, behavioral, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental variables interact to influence health.  Departmental research examines substantive areas in which biology and behavior are inextricably interconnected such as stress, mental health, and sleep, chronic diseases such as addiction, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, as well as pertinent areas of scholarship that provide important windows into those aspects of health such as ethics, genetics and epigenetics, neuroscience, prevention science, health d

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Take 5: Lonnie Golden on the Economics of Work Flexibility and Worker Happiness

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Blog
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Take 5: Lonnie Golden on the Economics of Work Flexibility and Worker Happiness
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Lonnie Golden is a Professor of Economics and Labor & Employment Relations at Penn State University, Abington College. His research analyzes trends in working hours, overtime, overwork, overemployment and underemployment, work schedule flexibility and variability, labor market and workplace flexibility, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), work-sharing, part-time work, time-use, work-family and health consequences, non-standard and contingent employment and employment policies. 

Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care

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Report
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Filling the Holes: Work Schedulers as Job Crafters of Employment Practice in Long-Term Health Care
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PubMed Central (PMC)

Although work schedulers serve an organizational role influencing decisions about balancing conflicting stakeholder interests over schedules and staffing, scheduling has primarily been described as an objective activity or individual job characteristic. The authors use the lens of job crafting to examine how schedulers in 26 health care facilities enact their roles as they “fill holes” to schedule workers.

Employee Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach - Enhancing the Employee Experience and Business Outcomes

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Brief
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Employee Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach - Enhancing the Employee Experience and Business Outcomes
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Boston College Center for Work & Family
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Boston College Center for Work & Family

The Boston College Center for Work & Family is pleased to release a new addition to our Executive Briefing Series, 

Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability

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Blog
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Bridging the Gap Between Health and Environmental Sustainability
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Huffington Post by Eileen McNeely
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Judi C Casey

"Inspiring a more positive and holistic approach to corporate sustainability that no longer neglects worker well-being and drives a NetPositive impact on people and the planet is the future of business. Enriching the nature of work as if our health depends on it raises impactful opportunities for nurturing creativity, innovation, and even mindfulness of our natural environment."

The Disease of Being Busy

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Blog
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The Disease of Being Busy
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On Being
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Judi C Casey

"How did we end up living like this? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we do this to our children? When did we forget that we are human beings, not human doings?"

New Health and Economic Research on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada

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Other
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New Health and Economic Research on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada
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IWPR
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Judi C Casey

Watch: Senate Briefing on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada held on June 22, 2016

IWPR and the Work and Family Researchers Network coordinated a briefing, "New Health and Economic Research on Work and Family Policies in the United States and Canada," sponsored by Senator Patty Murray.

Panelists presented current research on the benefits of family leave policies, who accesses benefits, and barriers to usage.

Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out

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Blog
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Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out
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Harvard Business Review
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Monique Valcour

Burnout hurts. When you burn out, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. There's a lot of stigma around admitting that you're overwhelmed, and that keeps many people trapped in a state of burnout. Here's what to do in order to rebound and sustain wellbeing.

Why Working in the Restaurant Industry Can be Hard on Your Mental Health

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News Article
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Why Working in the Restaurant Industry Can be Hard on Your Mental Health
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Boston Globe
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Judi C Casey

Shojo chef Mark O'Leary is a vocal advocate of work-life balance in the restaurant industry.

Employer Solutions for Supporting Today's Working Caregivers

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Website
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Employer Solutions for Supporting Today's Working Caregivers
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The Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, in collaboration with AARP
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Judi C Casey

Today's workforce includes more than 23 million family caregivers, and that number is only projected to grow.  Competing for talent will be tougher as candidates increasingly look for employers who support this part of their life. The good news?  Support doesn't need to be complicated or expensive to drive positive impact.

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