Psychology professor elected President of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Gwenith Fisher was recently elected President of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP). Fisher will serve in three different capacities in her new role: President-Elect from 2020-2021, President from 2022-2023, and Past President from 2024-2025.

Fisher has been involved with SOHP for many years and recently served under the title of Member-At-Large from 2015-2019. She also served on the Work, Stress, and Health Conference Planning Committee from 2018-2019 and the Work, Stress, and Health Workshop Planning Committee from 2011-2017. Fisher’s goal for her new presidential role within SOHP is to increase connections between the organization and professionals in mainstream occupational health fields and expand SOHP’s reach to practitioners.

At Colorado State University, Fisher directs a training program for occupational health psychology which is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center.  Fisher’s own research program spans interdisciplinary boundaries to investigate individual and work factors related to worker health, well-being, and organizational outcomes. Additionally, she serves on the Internal Steering Committee for the Center for Health, Work, and Environment, a NIOSH Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health, and directs their Pilot Projects program.

About the Society for Occupational Health Psychology

SOHP is a professional organization devoted to promoting health and well-being for workers. They achieve this goal by promoting psychological research related to occupational health, encouraging the application of psychological research findings to workplace health matters, and improving both graduate and undergraduate education related to occupational health psychology.