Work/Life at Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard University is committed to providing effective policies, benefits, and services to help faculty achieve their career goals while meeting their family responsibilities. Faculty “quality of life” — or how faculty across the University experience their workload, professional climate, opportunities, ability to manage work and personal responsibilities, and overall connection with the Harvard environment — greatly impacts career success.

HSPH community members may contact the Work/Life Program Manager, ( ~ 617-432-7448), for assistance with work/life issues.  Longwood Work/Life collaborates with the University Office of Work/Life and maintains a relationship with Harvard University’s Faculty Development and Diversity Office to provide a bridge between the multiple programs available to HSPH community members.


Human Resources website contains a complete list of and links to programs that support Work/Life balance specific for HSPH. (for Faculty, Staff, and Postdocs)

Harvard University Office of the Senior Vice Provost Faculty Development and Diversity website contains information on programs to support faculty.

University Office of Work/Life:  Provides university wide information related to Work/Life programs for faculty, staff, and postdocs.  They also administer scholarship funds and travel grants for working parents.  (Phone: 617-495-4100, email:

Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Provides resources and consultation to help manage aspects of ones life.  (Phone: 877-EAP-HARV (877-327-4278) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Office of Faculty Affairs: Resources for HSPH faculty, academic appointees, and postdoctoral fellows.

HSPH Postdoctoral Fellow Information:  Postdoctoral Fellows can find resources on seminars, awards, guidelines and more.