Awards and Recognition

OHP Awards and Recognition

OHP is committed to recognizing contributions of occupational health psychology professionals to the science and practice of our field. We support several awards for research in occupational health psychology that are presented at the biannual International Conference on Work, Stress and Health Conference, which we cosponsor with the American Psychological Association and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Awards presented are presented below, along with previous award winners.

Lifetime Career Achievement Award

This award honors researchers and practitioners whose careers are characterized by a series of distinguished contributions that have significantly advanced the field of occupational health psychology.

  • 2017 – Julian Barling and Donald Elisburg
  • 2013 – Louse Fitzgerald and Christina Maslach
  • 2011 – Robert Karasek, Marianne Frankenhaeuser, and Arie Shirom
  • 2009 – Töres Theorell and David LeGrande
  • 2008 – Stanislav Kasl and Dov Zohar
  • 2006 – Lennart Levi
  • 2003 – Josephine Goldmark, Marie Johoda, and Karla Smith
  • 1999 – Sidney Cobb and John R. P. (Jack) French, Jr.

Distinguished Contribution to OHP Award

This award honors individuals who have been critical to the inception of the field of occupational health psychology. Without their efforts, the field would not be where it is today.

  • 2015 – Patrick H. DeLeon, J. Donald Millar, and Jonathan S. Raymond
  • 2013 – Joseph Hurrell
  • 2011 – SOHP Founders (Janet Barnes-Farrell, Peter Chen, Leslie Hammer, Robert Henning, Gwendolyn Keita, Russell Matthews, Robert Sinclair, Lois Tetrick) and SOHP Newsletter Founding Editor (Irvin Schonfeld)
  • 2009 – Stephen Sauter, Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, and Heather Roberts Fox
  • 2008 – Tom Cox

Early Career Achievement Award

This award honors young researchers and practitioners from around the world who have made exceptional early career contributions to the science and/or practice of occupational health psychology.

  • 2017 – Larissa Barber
  • 2015 – Russell Matthews
  • 2013 – Sharon Toker and Autumn Krauss
  • 2011 – Stavroula Leka and Nick Turner
  • 2009 – Karina Marietta Nielsen and Mo Wang
  • 2008 – Jian Li

Best JOHP Article Award

This award recognizes the best article published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

  • 2017 Conference (2015-2016 Publications)
    • Holman, D., & Axtell, C. (2016). Can job redesign interventions influence a broad range of employee outcomes by changing multiple job characteristics? A quasi-experimental study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 21, 284–295.
  • 2015 Conference (2013-2014 Publications)
    • Fisher, G. G., Stachowski, A., Infurna, F. J., Faul, J. D., Grosch, J., & Tetrick, L. E. (2014). Mental work demands, retirement, and longitudinal trajectories of cognitive functioning. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19, 231.
  • 2013 Conference (2011-2012 Publications)
    • Hakanen, J. J., Bakker, A. B., & Jokisaari, M. (2011). A 35-year followup study on burnout among Finnish employees. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 16, 345-360.
  • 2011 Conference (2009-2010 Publications)
    • Armon, G., Shirom, A., Melamed, S., Shapira, I. (2010). Elevated Burnout predicts the onset of musculoskeletal pain among apparently healthy employees. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 399-408.
  • 2009 Conference (2008 Publications)
    • Richardson, K. M., & Rothstein, H. R., (2008). Effects of occupational stress management intervention programs: A meta-analysis. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 13, 69-93.
  • 2008 Conference (2006-2007 Publications)
    • Grandey, A.A., Kern, J.H., & Frone, M.R. (2007). Verbal abuse from outsiders versus insiders: Comparing frequency, impact on emotional exhaustion, and the role of emotional labor. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 12, 63-79.
  • 2007 Conference (2001-2005 Publications)
    • De Lange, A., Taris, T., Kompier, M., Houtman, I., & Bongers, P. (2003). The very best of the millennium: Longitudinal research and the demand-control-(support) model. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 8, 282-305.
  • 2006 Conference (1996-2000 Publications)
    • Zapf, D., Dormann, C., & Frese, M. (1996). Longitudinal studies in organizational stress research: A review of the literature with reference to methodological issues. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 1, 145-169.

Best Practices Intervention and Evaluation Competition

This competition recognizes outstanding evaluations of “best practices” intervention that partner researchers with industry and/or labor to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses and to promote safety and health at work.

  • 2017 – Jukka Vuori, Kaisa Kirves, and Marjo Wallin
    • Enhancing late-career management and engagement in work organizations: A randomized controlled trial among older employees
  • 2015 – Allison Ellis, Tristan Casey, and Autumn Krauss
    • Training to transfer: Evaluation of a leader-focused mental health intervention
  • 2013 – Dov Zohar and Tal Polatchek
    • Reducing policy-practice decoupling to improve safety climate and performance: A randomized intervention field study
  • 2011 – Caroline Biron, Hans Ivers, Jean-Pierre Brun, and Carly Cooper
    • The more the merrier? A dose-response study of organizational-level interventions
  • 2009 – Ryan Olson, Kent Anger, Diane Elliot, Bradley Wipfli, Sara Schmidt, and Mary Gray
    • A new health promotion model for truck drivers: Results of the SHIFT pilot study
  • 2008
    • Jukka Vuori and Salia Toppinen-Tanner – Towards successful seniority: A group method for promoting career management and preventing burnout in work organizations (1st Place Tie)
    • Sharon Clarke and Christine Flitcroft – Developing successful health and safety communication interventions in subject matter experts (1st Place Tie)
  • 2006
    • Cheryl Haslam, Zara Whysall, and Roger Haslam – A staged approach to reducing musculoskeletal disorders (1st Place)
    • Shoshi Chen, Mina Westman, and Dov Eden – Impact of enhanced resources on anticipatory stress and adjustment
      to new information technology: A field-experimental test of conservation of resources theory (2nd Place Tie)
    • Anna-Liisa Elo, Paulina Mattila, Jenni Nyman, and Eeva Kuosma – Evaluation of an organizational stress management program in municipal public works (2nd Place Tie)

Best Student Research Competition

  • 2017 – Larissa Bartlett, University of Tasmania
    • Workplace mindfulness intervention outcomes by intervention and participant characteristics: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  • 2015 – Kerri Nelson, University of Connecticut
    • Stressors on individual experiences of incivility: A moderated mediation model
  • 2013 – Yihao Liu, University of Florida
    • Daily work-family conflict and aggression toward family and friends: A moderated mediated model
  • 2011 – Le Zhou, University of Florida
    • Commuting stress and self-regulation at work: Moderating roles
      of commuting means efficacy and task significance
  • 2009 – Yujie Zhan, University of Maryland
    • Daily negative mood and emotional labor: Moderating roles of
      emotional intelligence and perceived emotional demand
  • 2008 – Songqi Liu, University of Maryland
    • Work stress, work-family conflict and alcohol use: A daily study
  • 2006 – Soshi Chen, Tel Aviv University
    • Impact of enhanced resources on anticipatory stress and adjustment
      to new information technology: A field-experimental test of
      conservation of resources theory

Student Travel Awards

SOHP sponsors a Student Travel Award for students presenting their research at the Work, Stress, and Health Conference. Past recipients are listed below:

  • 2017
    • Alexandra Henderson, Bowling Green State University
    • Arielle Rogers, Northern Illinois University
    • Kimberly French, University of South Florida
    • Kyle Page, Roosevelt University
    • Valeria Alterman, University of Florida
  •  2015
    • Janelle Cheung, Clemson University
    • Carolyn Winslow, George Mason University
    • Julie Lanz, Florida International University
    • Archana Manapragada, Florida International University
    • Victoria M. Graeve-Cunningham, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Other recognition:

  • 2009 Excellence in Research and Leadership Award: Latin America -Arturo Juárez-Garcia
  • 2009 Exceptional Service and Leadership Award – Ivonne Moreno-Velázquez
  • Obituary for Arie Shirom by Sharom Toker, Mina Westman, Samuel Melamed, and Itzhhak Fried (April, 2012)