Research points to ways that companies could make health interventions more successful

Sepideh Modrek

According to research co-authored by San Francisco State Professor of Economics Sepideh Modrek, aspects of the work environment can contribute to the prevalence of hypertension.

For those who run companies, Modrek says, that fact may hold lessons for how to best manage employees. “What we found was that job related psychological stress was a stronger predictor of hypertension than physical job demand,” she said. “Workplace culture was also related to hypertension prevalence, which was surprising.”

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Workers in manhole digging around a steel encased microtunnel. (CC BY 2.0)