Christina Maslach, PhD

Christina Maslach, PhD

Professor Emerita
Department of Psychology
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1500

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Creative Achievements
• One of the pioneering researchers on job burnout.
• Author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the most widely used research measure in the burnout field.
• Co-author of an organizational intervention program for dealing with job burnout.
• Co-founder and editor-in-chief of e-journal, Burnout Research.
Current Research Interests
• Job burnout syndrome
• Health psychology

 Key Publications
• Maslach C, Schaufeli WB, Leiter MP. 2001. Job burnout. In: Fiske ST, Schacter DL, Zahn-Waxler C, editors. Annual Review of Psychology. Vol. 52, p 397-422 .
• Maslach C. 2001. What have we learned about burnout and health? Psychology and Health 16:607-11.
• Leiter MP, Maslach C. 2000. Preventing burnout and building engagement: a complete program for organizational renewal. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
• Leiter MP, Maslach C. 2000. Burnout and health. In: Baum A, Revenson T, Singer J, editors. Handbook of health psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. p 415-26.
• Maslach C, Goldberg J. 1998. Prevention of burnout: new perspectives. Applied and Preventive Psychology 7:63-74.
• Maslach C, Leiter MP. 1997. The truth about burnout. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. [Translated into Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, German]
•Maslach, C., & Leiter, M. P. (2008). Early predictors of job burnout and engagement. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 498-512.
• Maslach, C., Leiter, M. P., & Schaufeli, W. B. (2009). Measuring burnout. In C. L. Cooper & S. Cartwright (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of organizational well-being (86-108). Oxford UK: Oxford University Press.
•Leiter, M. P., & Maslach, C. (2009). Burnout and workplace injuries:A longitudinal analysis. In A. M. Rossi, J. C. Quick, & P. L. Perrewe(Eds.), Stress and quality of working life: The positive and thenegative (3-18). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
•Krause, N., Rugulies, R., & Maslach, C. (2009). Effort-rewardimbalance at work and health status among Las Vegas hotel roomcleaners. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 53 (4), 372-86.
•Maslach, C., Leiter, M. P., & Jackson, S. E. (2012). Making asignificant difference with burnout interventions: Researcher andpractitioner collaboration. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33,296-300.
•Leiter, M. P., Bakker, A. B., & Maslach, C. (Eds.) (2014). Burnoutat work: A psychological perspective. London, UK: PsychologyPress.

• Professor of the Year (research and doctoral university), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Washington DC, 1997
• Journal of Organizational Behavior Best Paper Award for 1994 (for "Psychological health and involvement in interpersonally demanding occupations: A longitudinal perspective"), 1995
• Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (citation: "For groundbreaking work on the applications of social psychology to contemporary problems"), 1991
•Journal of Organizational Behavior award for two (of the eight) most influential articles in its 30-year history, 2009
•Berkeley Citation (the University’s highest award for achievement and service), 2009
•Berkeley Faculty Service Award, 2010
•Lifetime Career Achievement Award; Work, Stress, and Health 10th International Conference, 2013
•Fellow, European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, 2014
•Citation of Excellence Award for one of the 35 most outstanding award-winning articles published in the past 15 years (JAP, 2008), Emerald Management Review, 2014

University Service
Core Researcher, Healthy Workplaces: An Interdisciplinary Center, 2014 to present.
• Chair, Academic Senate, University of California, Berkeley, 2000
• Vice-Chair, Academic Senate, University of California, Berkeley, 1999-2000
• Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education and Instructional Technology, 2001-2009
• Editorial Board, Psychology, Health & Medicine, 1995-present
• Scientific Advisor, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 1995-present
• Faculty Assistant on the Status of Women, University of California, Berkeley, 1993-1998