Erika L. Sabbath, ScD

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Social Work
Boston College

Erika Sabbath is an associate professor at Boston College School of Social Work. Trained as a social and occupational epidemiologist, her research examines the contribution of the work environment, specifically psychosocial exposures and organizational policies and practices, to population health and disparities, both during working life and after retirement. She also adapts and uses emerging exposure assessment methods to quantify occupational exposures across the lifecourse and their association with later-life morbidity, mortality, and disparities. She is the PI of the NIOSH-funded Boston Hospital Workers Health Study (BHWHS), which integrates administrative and survey data from 22,000 patient care workers at two large Boston hospitals to assess the ways that working conditions affect worker health and well-being. She was the PI of a K01 career development from NIOSH. Her expertise in workplace stress and health was recognized by her Early Career Achievement Award at the 2019 APA/NIOSH Work, Stress, and Health conference. Her work has been published in outlets such as American Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Epidemiology, Neurology, and Social Work. She holds a doctorate in social epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Paris XI-Sud.