Oklahoma State University
Center for Family Resilience
Joseph  Grzywacz

Joseph Grzywacz

Professor, Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Family Resilience

2120 Main Hall
Tulsa, OK 74106-0700
Phone: 918-594-8440
Fax: 918-594-8558

  • Profile
  • Publications
  • Research

Educational Background:

Degree Institution Area of Study
Post-doc University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA Social Ecology of Health
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Child & Family Studies
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI Human & Community Resources


  • Associate Editor, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
  • Editorial Board, Family Relations
  • Editorial Board, Human Relations
  • Health, Behavior and Context Subcommittee, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Development

Awards & Recognition:

  • Kaiser Endowed Professor of Family Resilience
  • Publication "Work, family, and mental health: Testing different models of work-family fit" identified as one of the top 20 citations for the "Journal of Marriage and Family"
  • Mid-Career Investigator Award. Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
  • Young Scholar Award, John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation

Professional Memberships:

  • National Council on Family Relations
  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for Occupational Health Psychology
  • Work and Family Research Network
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Sociological Association

Research Area:

  • Work and family; work organization; immigrant Latinos; health disparities, child health; physical activity, dietary behavior


  • Grzywacz, J.G. (PI), Daniel, S.S., Payne, C., Leerkes, E., Reboussin, B. Nonstandard maternal work schedules and child health: Implications for impoverished children. (April 2010 - March 2015). Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Development ($2,969,729).
  • Grzywacz, J.G. (PI/Co-I*), Quandt, S.A., Arcury, T.A., Ip, E., & Lang, W. Dietary and physical activity patterns of Latino farmworker children. (September 2009 - August 2014). Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Development ($2,761,549)
  • Grzywacz, J.G. (PI/Co-I*). Prevenir Caídas: An LHA-Based Approach to Safety Education among Latino Roofers. (September 2011 - August 2014), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, through the Center for Innovation in Construction Safety at Virginia Tech. ($299,216).
  • Grzywacz, J.G. (subcontract PI). Integrative Pathways to Health and Illness, Project 1 titled Psychosocial Contributors to Health and Illness. (July 2011 - June, 2016), National Institute on Aging. ($227,681).
  • * Dr. Grzywacz was the PI prior to relocating to OSU; PI status was transferred to another and he currently serves as co-investigator.


  • Grzywacz, J.G., Quandt, S.A., Mills, T., Marín, A. , Summers, P., Lang, W., Evia, C., & Arcury, T.A. (2012). Employer provision of personal protective equipment to Latino workers in North Carolina residential construction. New Solutions: Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 22, 175-190.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., Daniel, S. S., Tucker, J., Walls, J. , & Leerkes, E. (2011). Nonstandard work schedules and developmentally generative parenting practices: An application of propensity score techniques. Family Relations, 60, 45-59.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., Tucker, J., Clinch, C. R., & Arcury, T. A. (2010). Individual and job-related variation in infant feeding practices among working mothers. American Journal of Health Behavior, 34, 186-196.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., Rao, P. , Gentry, A., Marín, A., & Arcury, T. A. (2009). Women’s acculturation and conflict in Mexican Immigrants’ intimate partnerships. Violence Against Women, 15, 1194-1212.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., Carlson, D. S., & Shulkin, S. (2008). Schedule flexibility and stress: Linking formal flexible arrangements and perceived flexibility to employee health. Community, Work and Family, 11, 199-214.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., Arcury, T. A., Marín, A. , Carrillo, L., Burke, B., Coates, M. L., & Quandt, S. A. (2007). Work-family Conflict: Experiences and Health Implications among Immigrant Latinos. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 1119-1130.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., Quandt, S. A., Early, J., Tapia, J. , Graham, C. N., & Arcury, T. A.  (2006). Leaving family for work: Ambivalence and mental health among Mexican migrant farmworker men. Journal of Immigrant Health, 8, 85-97.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., Rao, P., Woods, C. R., Prieser, J. S., Gesler, W., & Arcury, T. A. (2005). Child health and worker productivity: A rural examination of family interference with work. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 10, 382-392.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., Almeida, D. M., Neupert, S. D., & Ettner, S. L. (2004). Stress and socioeconomic differentials in physical and mental health: A daily diary approach. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 45, 1-16.
  • Grzywacz, J.G. & Bass, B. L.   (2003). Work, family, and mental health: Testing different models of work-family fit. Journal of Marriage and Family, 65, 248-261.
  • Grzywacz, J.G., McDonald, D. A., & Almeida, D. M. (2002). Work-family spillover and daily reports of work and family stress in the adult labor-force. Family Relations, 51, 28-36.
  • Grzywacz, J.G. & Fuqua, J.   (2000). The social ecology of health: Leverage points and linkages. Behavioral Medicine, 26, 101-115.
  • Grzywacz, J.G. & Marks, N. F.   (2000). Reconceptualizing the work-family interface: An ecological perspective on the correlates of positive and negative spillover between work and family. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5, 111-126.
  • Grzywacz, J.G. & Marks, N. F.   (1999). Family solidarity and health behaviors: Evidence from the National Survey Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS). Journal of Family Issues, 20, 243-268.