Dr. Glorian Sorensen is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is also the Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The core of Dr. Sorensen’s research is randomized worksite-based studies that test the effectiveness of theory-driven interventions targeting changes in the work organization and environment as well as in workers’ safety and health behaviors. Her training in occupational sociology has provided a platform for focusing on the work organization and environment from a systems perspective. Dr. Sorensen’s research also examines disparities in tobacco control and consumption in India.
Dr. Sorensen previously led the Harvard Cancer Prevention Education Program and the Training Program in the Lung Cancer Disparities Center, which train pre- and post-doctoral fellows in cancer prevention, and she continues to provide mentoring and training for students and postdoctoral fellows. She holds a PhD and MPH from the University of Minnesota.