Christina Maslach

professor emerita, psychology

Christina Maslach, professor emerita of psychology, has conducted research on a number of topics in social and health psychology. But she is best known as a pioneering researcher on job burnout, and the author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the most widely used research measure in the burnout field. Maslach co-edits the peer-reviewed e-journal Burnout Research, which she helped found, and is part of the campus’s Healthy Workplaces Interdisciplinary Center. Her books on this topic include Burnout: The Cost of Caring. the co-edited volume Professional Burnout: Recent Developments in Theory and Research (with Wilmar Schaufeli), and three publications with Michael Leiter: The Truth About Burnout, Preventing Burnout and Building Engagement: A Complete Program for Organizational Renewal and Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work. The latter two books are based on Maslach's consulting, on job-burnout issues, with various organizations. Maslach received her A.B., magna cum laude, in social relations from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1967, and her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford in 1971.

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