Leslie Hammer, PhD
PhD, I-O Psychology
Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University

Dr. Leslie B. Hammer is a Professor in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, a Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Portland State University. She conducts research in the area of Occupational Health and mentors students at both OHSU and PSU.  Her work focuses on workplace programs aimed at training supervisors how to better support workers and in turn reduce workers stress and improve health, safety, and well-being. She has been involved with numerous workplace intervention randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of supervisor support training. Dr. Hammer is also the Associate Director of the Occupational Health Psychology graduate training program at Portland State University that is funded through a training program grant from NIOSH. She is the Co-Director of the NIOSH-funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), one of six centers of excellence in Total Worker Health®. Dr. Hammer and her team are currently conducting two randomized controlled trials funded by the Department of Defense, and recently completed one. The Study for Employment of Veterans (SERVe) was focused on increasing supervisor support and enhancing employment outcomes for veterans reintegrating into the workforce, testing the effectiveness of a supervisor training workplace intervention. The Military Sleep and Health Study (MESH) is focused on increasing supervisor support for sleep, testing the effectiveness of a supervisor training sleep leadership intervention. And finally the recently-funded behavioral health and resilience grant, Readiness Supportive Leadership Training (RESULT) is aimed at training Active Duty leaders about how to support their subordinates’ efforts in the area of health and well-being.