MIT Warehouse Work, Health, and Well-Being Study

Warehouse Work, Health, and Well-Being

A Research Project from M.I.T Sloan.

Project Overview:

The purpose of the Warehouse Work, Health, and Well-Being study is to understand what it’s like to work at a fulfillment center in general and to understand how changes in the workplace affect workers’ experiences. We also hope to understand how work conditions may affect health and well-being, personal and family life, and decisions about whether to stay in the job or leave.

Participants can choose to participate in the research study – it is completely voluntary. Answers to any surveys will be kept confidential and will not affect employment status.

We do not anticipate any risks to participating in this study other than those faced in day-to-day work life. There are no direct benefits to research participants, though our research findings may inform future changes to work practices and help researchers understand the unique challenges of warehouse work today.

Meet the Team

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies

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Hazhir Rahmandad

Hazhir Rahmandad

Management Science

Schussel Family Professor of Management Science

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Alex Kowalski

Alex Kowalski

PhD student

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the research study, please reach out to Project Manager Kirsten Siebach – ksiebach@mit.edu (214) 529-2473

If you would like to contact the Principal Investigator, reach out to Erin Kelly at elkelly@mit.edu or (617) 324-4116.

If you feel you have been treated unfairly, or you have questions regarding your rights as a research subject, you may contact the Chairman of the Committee on the Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects, MIT, Room E25-143b, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, phone (617) 253-6787.