Center for Work & Health (CWH)


Established in 2013, the Center for Work and Health at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations aims to bring together researchers within SMLR, across Rutgers and beyond who conduct work on any and all topics related to the intersection of work and health. These topics include:

  • Work organization;
  • Human resource management and labor relations in healthcare organizations;
  • The impact of the aforementioned on organizational performance;
  • Workforce development for the health care sector;
  • Public policy concerning health insurance and access to healthcare (including health insurance as an employment-based benefit); and
  • The impact of work on workers’ physical and mental health.

The Center sponsors seminars and conferences and is involved in outreach to practitioners, especially healthcare employers and labor organizations and policy makers.     

Call for Papers 

"Consequences of Change in Healthcare for Organizations, Workers, and Patients"

This call invites papers for a conference and subsequent special issue of Work & Occupations devoted to the consequences of change in healthcare for organizations, workers, and patients. Accepted papers will be invited to the conference, sponsored by the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, to be held at Rutgers on January 9-11, 2019. 

After the conference, a subset of authors will be asked to submit their papers to Work & Occupations, with the expectation that their papers will be published in a special issue once they pass the external review process. Papers that reviewers deem of good quality that are not selected for the special issue will be considered for publication in a regular issue of Work & Occupations. If you have any questions, please email


Nurse Unionization Data Tool

  • Nurses Web ToolThe Nurse Unionization Data Tool allows for exploration of trends in union membership and union contract coverage for registered nurses in the United States. The tool, which operates on data derived from the Current Population Survey (CPS) public use microdata, can be used to generate trend plots and maps showing how these quantities change over time, filtered and/or grouped according to a variety of demographics. The data here provide useful illustrations and information about trends. Users should note that some samples are too small to be truly representative of the larger population.


SMLR Professor Charles Heckscher gives
the keynote presentation during CWH's
STS Annual Roundtable.


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    Adrienne Eaton
    Distinguished Professor and Dean

    Rebecca Givan
    Associate Professor

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