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

Watch the workshop here 

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 CommunicationsA 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