Jennifer E. Swanberg, PhD, is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Director of the University of Maryland Work's Family & Well-being Research Group. Her research focuses on the development of workplace and public policies that promote worker health and work-life fit. Dr. Swanberg’s expertise includes low-wage work, occupational health disparities, work-life and designing and implementing community and industry-engaged studies utilizing innovative qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches. Dr. Swanberg has worked with diverse employee populations and regularly engages employers and key industry decision makers in the research process. She is dedicated to translating research findings into tools and resources that can be used by employers and policy makers to improve the quality of work-life and well-being for workers and their families.
Dr. Swanberg is currently the principal investigator of the Latino Thoroughbred Farm Worker Health and Safety Study, a five-year multi-method study, funded by CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Dr. Swanberg is also leading a study that looks at the intersection of cancer and work: particularly the effects of job conditions on cancer care, treatment decisions, job productivity, and long-term employment. Additionally, she is the principal investigator of a qualitative study that is exploring: (1) the meaning of work in women’s lives and (2) how women conceptualize their careers and the aspects of their lives that may influence career patterns.
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