August 19, 2020

1:30-5:00 p.m.

Online event

Workplace Mental Health Conference – Supporting Employees in the COVID-19 Era

Hosted by the University of Michigan Depression Center, co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering.

Employees are struggling with mental health concerns now more than ever. Is COVID-19 a turning point for workplace mental health?

Mental health problems exist everywhere, and increasingly, the workplace is where outreach, initial prevention and treatment may begin. This University of Michigan online event will bring key stakeholders together from academia and business to discuss the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employee mental health and best practices for supporting employees moving forward.

  • Discover key strategies for the workplace, including changing workplace environment, managing depressed workers, culture change, and equipping managers with tools to lead during this challenging time
  • Hear from dynamic faculty and well-respected experts
  • Get your burning questions answered through Q&A sessions
  • Discuss the latest real-world, action-oriented strategies and how to implement them in your organization
  • Learn from a selection of case studies, panel discussions, and research findings


Mari Kira, PhD 
Research Director, Center for Positive Organizations
U-M Ross School of Business

Debra Lerner, MS, PhD
Director, Program on Health, Work & Productivity
Tufts Medical Center

David K. Martin, MS
Environment, Health & Safety Manager
International Paper

Paul D. Moss, CIH, ROH
Vice President, Global EHS, Travel & Security
Siemans Healthineers

Sagar V. Parikh, MD, FRCPC
Associate Director
U-M Depression Center

Michelle B. Riba, MD, MS
Associate Director
U-M Depression Center

Pam Rutter, CIH
Manager, Operational Health & Safety
U-M Environment, Health, and Safety

Kelcey J. Stratton, PhD
Resiliency & Well-Being Services Program Manager
U-M Office of Counseling & Workplace Resilience

Learn more and register here