David M. DeJoy

Health Promotion & Behavior
Professor Emeritus
Member, Workplace Health Group

Health Promotion & Behavior

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Liberty Mutual Prize in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, International Ergonomics Association (2004) – Awarded annually.

Liberty Mutual Medal in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, International Ergonomics Association (2006) – Awarded every three years.

William A. Owens Award for Outstanding Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Georgia Research Foundation (2008).

Lifetime Career Achievement in Research, American Psychological Association, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2019).

Research Interests

For the past 40 years, Dr. DeJoy’s research has focused on the behavioral aspects of workplace safety and health, with particular emphasis on organizational factors, intervention effectiveness, self-protective behavior, and risk perception/communication.

Selected Publications

DeJoy, D.M., & Della, L.J. (2014).  Culture, communication and making workplaces healthier (pp. 175-201).  In A. Day, E.K. Kelloway, & J.J. Hurrell (Eds.). Workplace well-being: How to build psychologically healthy workplaces. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell.

Wilson, M.G., DeJoy, D.M., Vandenberg, R.J., Corso, P.S., Padilla, H.M., & Zuercher, H. (2016). Effect of intensity and program delivery on the translation of DPP to worksites: A randomized controlled trial of Fuel Your Life.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, 1113-1120.

Haynes, N.J., Vandenberg, R.J., DeJoy, D.M., Wilson, M.G., Padilla, H.M., Zuercher, H.S., & Robertson, M.M. (2019).  The workplace health group: A case study of 20 years of multi-disciplinary research.  American Psychologist, 74, 380-393.

DeJoy, D.M., & Wilson, M.G. (2019). Total worker health: Evolution of the concept. In H.I. Hudson, J.A.S. Nigam, S.L. Sauter, L.C. Choosewood, A.L. Schill, & J. Howard (Eds.). Total worker health: Approaches to safety, health, and well-being.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Smith, T.D., DeJoy, D.M., Dyal, M-A., Pu, Y., & Dickinson, S. (2019).  Multi-level safety climate associations with safety behaviors in the fire service.  Journal of Safety Research, 69, 53-60.

Smith, T.D., DeJoy, D.M., Dyal, M-A. (in press).  Safety Specific Transformational Leadership, Safety Motivation and Personal Protective Equipment Use Among Firefighters.  Safety Science.