Oklahoma State University
Center for Family Resilience
Joseph  Grzywacz

Joseph Grzywacz

Professor, Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Family Resilience
Director, Center for 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


  • Director, Center for Family Resilience
  • 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.