Work and Health research lab

Our Work and Health Research Lab contributes to research in the  workplace and mental health domains through publications and presentations.

Recent and upcoming research publications and presentations

Featured article:

A Researcher's Inside Look at the Impact of Employee Assistance Programs

Published in the Plans & Trusts magazine (Jan/Feb 2020), this piece discusses the role of employee assistance programs (EAPs) in addressing mental health challenges and their economic impact in the workplace. It also discusses recent impact/outcome studies we conducted with the Canadian EAP provider Arete HR Inc.

Upcoming presentation

Employee Assistance Programs in the Canadian Workplace—#winning

Dr. Milot will be a presenter at 53rd annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference - IFEBP (virtual conference September 30th – October 8th, 2020)

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is the premier educational organization dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information to ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide.

The impact of a Canadian external EAP on mental health and workplace functioning: findings from a prospective quasi-experimental study

Quasi-experimental EAP study

Research article (2019) published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health

Job stress in users of an employee assistance program and association with presenting status

Job stress in EAP users article

Research article (2018) published  in the peer-reviewed Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health

Resilience and self-efficacy

Investigating Resilience & Self-Efficacy in Workplace Counseling

Dr. Milot was a  speaker at the 2018 Employee Assitance Society of North America (EASNA) Institute.

Predictors of mental health issues in working Canadians

Upcoming Workreach Solutions research report (2020).

What's Work Got to Do With?

Work stress and health in EAPs

Dr. Milot was a speaker at the 2017 Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) Institute.

EAP treatment stigma

Research article and scale (2019) published in  the EASNA Research Notes journal

EAP treatment stigma as a barrier to employee help-seeking: predictors and validation of a brief scale for its measurement.

Stigma as a barrier to the use of Employee Assistance Programs

Stigma as a barrier to use of EAPs

A Workreach Solutions research report (2019). Full report is available here.

EAP benefit equity

Research article (2017) published in the EASNA Research Notes journal.

Evaluating Benefit Equity in Outcomes Among Users of an Employee Assistance Program

EAP impacts on mental health: role of  self-efficacy

Research report in preparation for publication in peer-reviewed Journal

Psychological job stress scale

Research report in preparation for publication

Validation of Workreach's Psychological Feelings of Job Stress Scale (PFJSS-4)

Lost productive time at work index

Research report in preparation for publication

Validation of Workreach's Lost Productive Time at Work Index (LPTWI-3)

Ongoing research

  • Exercise and workplace health and productivity (McGill University collaboration)

  • Alternative measures of workplace well-being

  • Improved screening of alcohol-related presenteeism/absenteeism

  • Transtheoretical model of change in the workplace

  • Many others...

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