Jennifer Swanberg, PhD

Jennifer E. Swanberg, PhD is an Associate Professor in the University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work and Executive Director of the Institute for Workplace Innovation.  She holds joint appointments in the Colleges of Business and Economics, Medicine and Public Health. Her research interests include understanding how the social contexts of work contribute to health among individuals; how social policies affect individuals’ quality of life; and how information on these issues can be used to improve organizational practice, policy, and business outcomes as well as social policies and individual outcomes. Her research focuses primarily on the organization of work, low-wage jobs, and antecedents of work-family conflict among underrepresented working populations.