About Us

The Center for Workforce Health and Performance is an independent and objective source for scientific reports, educational resources, research & evaluation, and technical assistance on healthier, longer and more fulfilling working lives. CWHP fosters the use of evidence to support learning communities and promote the value of healthy work and healthy workers to employers, communities and society at large. By developing knowledge around workforce health and performance improvement and disseminating it widely through scientific and educational forums and regional learning communities, CWHP contributes to the adoption of evidence-based policies and practices that support healthier, longer and more fulfilling working lives, a healthier economy and, in turn, healthier and more productive communities.


Joseph Aller, DHA, MBA, CPA, President

Dr. Aller is President of CWHP and Research Director at the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI).

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Debra Lerner, MSc, PhD, Board Chair

Dr. Lerner is Board Chair of CWHP, founder and director of the Program on Health, Work and Productivity at Tufts Medical Center, and a senior scientist and professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry of Tufts School of Medicine.

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Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP,Board Member

Dr. Frey is a Board member of CWHP and an Associate Professor at The University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Dr. Frey chairs the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) sub-specialization and the Financial Social Work Initiative.
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Wayne Burton, MD, Board Member

Dr. Burton is a Board member of CWHP and the former Chief Medical Officer for American Express and Corporate Medical Director for JPMorgan Chase. Dr. Burton is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Kevin Mead, Board Member

Mr. Mead is a Board member of CWHP and responsible for overseeing Novo Nordisk’s strategic employer/consultant/labor union business unit. Mr. Mead has held a variety of senior level positions at market access organizations including Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Schering Plough, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Allergan.

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