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