Multi-National Work-Family Research Project
(Project 3535)

Dr. Leslie B. Hammer

E-mail: [email protected]

Leslie Hammer is a Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Portland State University and has been a member of Project 3535 since 2001. Dr. Hammer's research has focused on the difficulties in coordinating the demands of work and family that stem from factors within individuals and their close relationships, as well as factors in the work organization. Dr. Hammer's research focuses on ways in which organizations can help reduce work and family stress and improve positive spillover by facilitating both formal and informal workplace supports Dr. Hammer is the Co-Director, with Dr. Ellen Kossek, of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety, and Health, funded by a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This project is one of 4 funded under an NIH/CDC initiative on work, family, and 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 the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She and Dr. Margaret Neal have just completed a book based on their recent Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded research on working couples in the sandwiched generation (Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents, Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007). Dr. Hammer serves on the founding editorial board of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network's On-Line Work and Family Encyclopedia, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management and the Psychologist-Manager Journal. She has published numerous articles on work and family in such outlets as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Family Issues, Human Resource Planning, and Journal of Marriage and the Family.

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