Erika Sabbath, ScD, is an associate professor in the Older Adults and Families, Health, and Mental Health fields of practice. She is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on workplace stress, worker health outcomes, and employer-relevant economic outcomes, particularly among low-wage workers. She also studies the impact of organizational and public policies on worker health and wellbeing. She is the principal investigator of the Boston Hospital Workers Health Study (BHWHS), a longitudinal cohort study of 15,000 hospital patient care workers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). She was also the recipient of a K01 career development award from NIOSH. Her work has been published in outlets such as American Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Epidemiology, Neurology, and Social Work. She holds a doctorate in social epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Paris XI-Sud.
Sabbath, E.L. (2019; in press). The workplace, social work, and social justice: Framing an emerging research and practice agenda. Social Work.
Sabbath, E.L., Yang, J., Dennerlein, J.T., Boden, L.I., Hashimoto, D., Sorensen, G. (2019). Paradoxical impact of a patient-handling intervention on injury rate disparity among hospital workers. American Journal of Public Health, 109(4), 618-625.
Sabbath, E.L., Hashimoto, D., Boden, L.I., Dennerlein, J., Williams, J.A.R., Orechia, T., Hopcia, K., Tripodis, Y., Wagner, G.R., Sorensen, G. (2018; In press). “Cohort Profile: The Boston Hospital Workers Health Study.” International Journal of Epidemiology.
Sabbath, E.L., Shaw, J., Stidsen, A., Hashimoto, D. (2018; online-first) “Protecting Mental Health of Hospital Workers After Mass Casualty Events: A Social Work Imperative.” Social Work.
Sabbath, E.L., Williams, J.A.R., Boden, L.I., Tempesti, T., Wagner, G.R., Hopcia, K., Hashimoto, D., Sorensen, G. (2018; online-first). “Mental Health Expenditures: Association with Workplace Incivility and Bullying Among Hospital Patient Care Workers.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Sabbath, E.L., Sparer, E.H., Boden, L.I., Wagner, G.R., Hashimoto, D., Hopcia, K., Sorensen, G. (2018; online-first). “Preventive care utilization: Association with individual- and workgroup-level policy and practice perceptions.” Preventive Medicine.
Sparer, E.H., Boden, L.I., Sorensen, G., Dennerlein, J., Stoddard, A., Wagner, G.R,, Nagler, E., Hashimoto, D., Hopcia, K., Sabbath, E.L. (2018; online-first). “The relationship between organizational policies and practices and work limitations among a group of hospital patient care workers.” American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
Sabbath, E.L., Boden, L.I., Williams, J.A.R., Hashimoto, D., Hopcia, K., Sorensen, G. (2017). “Obscured by administrative data? Racial disparities in occupational injury.” Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health 43(2):155-162.
Sabbath, E.L., Andel, R., Zins, M., Goldberg, M., Berr, C. (2016). “Domains of cognitive function in early old age: which ones are predicted by pre-retirement psychosocial work characteristics?” Occupational and Environmental Medicine 73 (10) 640-647.
Sorensen, G., McLellan, D., Sabbath, E.L., Dennerlein, J.T., Nagler, E.M., Hurtado, D., Pronk, N.P., Wagner, G.R. (2016). “Integrating Worksite Health Protection and Health Promotion: A Conceptual Framework for Intervention and Evaluation.” Preventive Medicine 91 (October): 188-196.
Sabbath, E.L., Mejía-Guevara I., Noelke, C., Berkman, L.F. (2015). “The long-term mortality impact of combined job strain and family circumstances: A life course analysis of working American mothers” Social Science & Medicine 146 (December): 111-119.
Sabbath, E.L., Mejía-Guevara, I., Glymour, M.M., Berkman, L.F. (2015). “Use of life course work-family profiles to predict mortality risk among American women.” American Journal of Public Health. 105(4): e96–e102.
2U19 OH008861-10 (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
“Hospital work organization: Assessing health impact with a longitudinal database.” (2015-2021) Project of “Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, and Well-being” (Center PI: Glorian Sorensen). Role: Principal Investigator.
7K01 OH010673-02 (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health).
“Quantifying economic and health effects of psychosocial workplace exposures” (2014-2018). Role: Principal investigator
Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award, Gerontological Society of America, 2015