September 13, 2019

ICHW Director Cristina Banks and Consulting Expert Melissa Jancourt attended the CoreNet Global Summit in Amsterdam this week, presenting in the session, "Our Next Now: Work Experiences for Continuous Learning."

August 2, 2019

Find courses related to the center's work currently available at UC Berkeley!

August 1, 2019

Potential Activities

Affiliates and NIOSH may consider the following as collaborative activities:

  • conduct joint research
  • develop programs, interventions, and other work-products
  • collaborate on seminars, meetings, trainings, and educational events
  • create and disseminate publications and other communication products
  • cross-promote individual and joint activities

July 11, 2019

Part of the Positive Psychology in the Workplace series​Workplace positive psychology exercises are relatively simple practices that can be incorporated into daily life and have the potential to benefit the well-being of individual employees and the organizations of which are they are a part.

July 1, 2019

Gourab Kar is an architect, industrial designer and human factors researcher based in Oakland, California. His interests lie in envisioning research-driven-design approaches to shape objects, spaces and experiences to be in tune with human needs, capabilities and behaviors. Gourab’s research investigates approaches to reduce sedentary behaviors and increase physical activity in our everyday lives - at home, in school, and in our offices. 

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

Donate - Please Support HealthyWorkplaces

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.

April 6, 2017

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