Christina Maslach, PhD

Christina Maslach, PhD

Core Researcher

Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley

Dr. Maslach, Professor Emerita of Psychology and Professor of the Graduate School, is the pioneer of research on the definition, predictors and measurement of job burnout. This work is the basis for the 2019 decision by the World Health Organization (WHO), to include burnout as an occupational phenomenon in the ICD-11. She created the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the most widely used instrument for measuring job burnout, and has written numerous articles and books, including The Truth About Burnout. Several of her articles have received awards for their significance and high impact, and she has recently received several lifetime career achievement awards for her work. She also consults on the identification of sources of burnout and potential interventions. Currently, she has received two research grants: the Peder Sather award for cross-cultural research on healthy workplaces, in Norway, Finland and the US; and the Edward Dickson emeriti award for interviews of women professors who joined the Berkeley faculty in the 1970s.