Dept. of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
Christina Maslach is Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. She is one of the pioneering researchers on job burnout, and the author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the most widely used research measure in the burnout field. She has written numerous articles and books on this topic, and these research contributions led her to be honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "For groundbreaking work on the applications of social psychology to contemporary problems". In 2009, she received two awards from the Journal of Organizational Behavior for co-authoring two (of the eight) most influential articles in its 30-year history, both of which dealt with burnout. In 2012, she and co-editor Michael Leiter were honored as authors of one of the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world, for their longitudinal research on early burnout predictors. Her record of both outstanding research and teaching led to Professor Maslach receiving a national award as "Professor of the Year".