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Boston College School of Social Work

Erika Sabbath

Erika Sabbath

Assistant Professor, Older Adults & Families and Health & Mental Health

Erika Sabbath, ScD, joined the School of Social Work faculty in 2014. She is an Assistant Professor in the Older Adults & Families and Health & Mental Health concentrations.

Dr. Sabbath is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on the contribution of workplace exposures to health disparities at older ages. Her studies have found that long-term exposure to occupational chemicals, work-family conflict, and other work stressors are associated with social disparities in long-term health and mortality risks. She also researches the shorter-term health and economic consequences of work stressors such as bullying, inflexibility, and poor supervisor support. She is particularly interested in understanding and addressing the health risks facing low-wage workers. Dr. Sabbath has authored and co-authored publications that have appeared in leading medical and public health journals such as Neurology, American Journal of Public Health, and European Journal of Public Health.

Prior to coming to BCSSW, Dr. Sabbath completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University Center for Population and Development Studies. She holds a joint doctorate from Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Paris XI-Sud. She is currently the principal investigator of a K01 career development award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Read about Erika Sabbath's major grant award through a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program that supports early-career scholars »

Read Erika Sabbath's research publications »