Researcher Mental Health and Work-Life Balance Post-COVID

DOE Laboratories of the Future Workshop Series

Researcher Mental Health and Work-Life Balance Post-COVID

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

11 AM to 1 PM ET

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Purpose of Workshop: The next event in the DOE Laboratories of the Future (LOTF) workshop series will be focused on laboratory researcher mental health and work-life balance post-COVID. Panel speakers will address:

  • What are factors that undermine and those that support researcher mental health?
  • How has COVID-19 exacerbated the tension between work and life, especially for primary caregivers?
  • How can we improve research mentoring relationships for organizations and institutions?
  • What are ideas for how we can remake the DOE laboratory of the future work-life balance post-COVID?

Panel Speakers

Ms. Clarinda Cerejo and Ms. Andrea Hayward, Cactus Communications – A Global Survey on Mental Health among Researchers

Dr. Eve Higginbotham and Dr. Maria Lund Dahlberg, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Dr. Melissa McDaniels, Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research – Improving Research Mentoring Relationships

Dr. Sarah Allendorf, Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program   Observations and Recommendations for DOE Lab Life Post-COVID