April 16, 2019

As our understanding of work evolves rapidly, the fifth International Conference on Wellbeing at Work will provide a great opportunity for sharing state-of-art knowledge, innovations, and best practices that cultivate well-being at work. The conference aims to build an up-to-date and well-grounded research agenda by incorporating specialized research and industrial practices from a diverse range of disciplines. Hosted by the French National Research and Safety Institute, the conference will take place from May 22 to May 24, 2019 in Paris, France.

November 5, 2018

About the Webinar

Researchers exploring the burgeoning field of sedentary physiology recently suggested that excessive sitting can prove harmful for our health, regardless of how much exercise we obtain. Yet, guidelines regarding safe or recommended levels of sedentary behavior are still uncommon and unstandardized at best. So, how much sitting is too much? Is there a difference between sitting at work and sitting at home? What can we do?

October 15, 2018

The third annual Healthy Campus Network Conference: Building and Sustaining a Culture of Health in the UC campus will be held on October 18th and 19th at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center.

September 24, 2018

The ICHW led a focus group study aimed at understanding the ways physical elements of workplaces impact worker well-being and productivity. The focus group took place on Monday, September 24th, 2018 on the UC Berkeley campus.

July 5, 2018


Director’s Note

Introduction to Dr.Ed Yelin

Introducing Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer

Featured Researcher - Dr. David Lindeman

Spotlight on Sedentary Behavior

Finding Fit: Technical Report and Interactive Assessment Tool

Center Projects

The Leadership

The Interdisciplinary Team Researchers and Consulting Experts

Past Conference Presentations

Upcoming Conferences

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July 3, 2018

June 29, 2018

We are thrilled to present Dr. David Lindeman as our featured researcher for this newsletter. Dr. Lindeman is the Director of the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Health Initiative, Director of the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA), and Co-Director the Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Public Health where he works on the applications of technology to support population health. Lindeman received his PhD and MSW in social welfare from UC Berkeley.


March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018 - A commentary between ICHW Director Cristina Banks and Hector De La Torre, Executive Director of Transamerica Center for Health Studies.

February 17, 2018

The Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces (ICHW) has developed an Employer Guide that will enable organizations (with an emphasis on small and medium-sized) to find a workplace wellness program that fits their specific constraints.

January 29, 2018

Technology is becoming an increasingly prominent part in the lives of modern workers. A simple search of “well-being” in any app store can yield thousands of results, with each application claiming to improve different facets of users’ daily behaviors to lead a healthier lifestyle. To understand more about the value of health technology in organizations, HealthyWorkplaces conducted a literature review of existing health technologies in the marketplace and their corresponding scientific support.

September 1, 2017

This semester, we have a team of volunteers and students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

Alexis Leoni is a second-year student at UC Berkeley and has joined HealthyWorkplaces for the Fall semester. She is an intended Business Administration major and plans to get her certificate in Design Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and Technology. She is interested in the intersection of architectural design, psychology and business.

April 6, 2017

In this research blog, we focus on the workplace as a place to facilitate proper nutrition, identifying evidence-based interventions that promote healthy employee nutrition decisions.

December 13, 2016

December 28, 2015

HealthyWorkplaces has identified those psychological states which, if stimulated by the work environment, either directly or indirectly, promote physical health and psychological well-being, resulting in energized and engaged workers who love what they do and who contribute to organizational effectiveness accordingly.

December 18, 2015

HealthyWorkplaces is helping to spearhead the paradigm shift from single variable models of wellness toward an interdisciplinary model of well-being that gives prominence to the physical and psychological states that correlate with and give rise to the development and sustainability of worker health and well-being. As a think tank, with a mission to do and apply interdisciplinary research, HealthyWorkplaces seeks to re-conceptualize worker health and  well-being.

August 19, 2015

August 10, 2015

Wearables are becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages as technology gets more integrated into our everyday surroundings and become necessary resources for helping us live our lives.  Wearables have the capability to enhance our lives by making some tasks or functions easier (such as monitoring fitness or nutrition tracking), and can even help us perform necessary, daily tasks (reminding a user when to take pills, or to move after being sedentary for too long).  So what exactly are wearables?

August 6, 2015