Jennifer Dimoff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Department of Psychology

317 Cramer Hall Portland State University

1721 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97207





Dr. Dimoff is not taking graduate students for the 20-21 year.



Dr. Jennifer K. Dimoff is an Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology at Portland State University (PSU). She graduated with her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from Saint Mary’s University, Canada, in 2016, where she also received her MSc. in Applied Psychology. Dr. Dimoff received her Honors BSc. in the Biological Sciences at Queen’s University, where she was also a research associate in Organizational Behavior at the Smith School of Business. 

As a recipient of the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Award, and as a member of the CN Center for Occupational Health and Safety, her primary research and consulting activities have focused on health and safety interventions at work, leadership, and psychological fitness.  Her research focuses on what organizations, managers, and employees can do to support health, safety, and productivity within and beyond the workplace. She has worked with educational institutions, government agencies, and publicly and privately held organizations in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. to provide scientifically-evaluated programs and practices.

Dr. Dimoff strongly endorses the scientist-practitioner model, believing that research should inform practice, but that practice should also inform research.  As the U.S. managing partner of Evidence Based Solutions Inc.., the majority of Dr. Dimoff’s work is highly applied and intervention driven.  Most recently, her research has examined the long-term impacts of the Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) for managers, one of the first scientifically evaluated mental health training programs to demonstrate multi-level organizational outcomes, including return-on-investment.   In addition to multiple journal and chapter publications within the area of Occupational Health Psychology (OHP), Dr. Dimoff has a co-edited book, entitled Leading to Occupational Health and Safety: How Leadership Behaviors Impact Organizational Safety and Wellbeing, published by Wiley in 2017.