Meg Lovejoy is the research program director for the Workplace and Well-being Initiative, a broad-based research and policy program designed to develop and implement evidence-based workplace change for worker well-being. She is also project director for the initiative’s core grant, Workplace Redesign for Worker Well-Being: Blueprint for Resilience. This study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines sustainable practices for enhancing worker well-being, with a focus on low- and moderate-wage workers. Meg holds a PhD in sociology, with an emphasis on social inequalities and work-life integration, from Brandeis University. She recently co-authored a book (Opting Back In: What Really Happens When Mothers Go Back to Work; University of California Press, 2019) about the long-term work and family consequences of taking a career break for professional women. Prior to joining us, Meg was a senior research associate at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University. She has also taught at several colleges and universities in the Boston area and in the Midwest.
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies