Published Research

In keeping with SHINE’s mission to advance well-being for all, we collaborate with a network of scientists and organizations to map a universal language and understanding of complete well-being including the drivers of well-being, the impact of work systems and new work designs on well-being, the conditions for resiliency and for health and social inequities.

SHINE research aims to contribute a broader understanding about how business and policy can augment the quality of life for all and the future sustainability of all stakeholders – employees, supply chain workers, consumers, investors, communities, and the environment.  In tandem with efforts to ensure a bright and healthy future for the planet, SHINE is dedicated to making the human connections real and visible.  When people are flourishing, they are better able to care for each other and for the planet.

Through our publications, we aim to share our findings in order to advance collective impact.  We regard our main topics for research and thought leadership under the following themes:

  1. The meaning and metrics of well-being
  2. Inequities in well-being
  3. Well-being at work – organizational system design and impact
  4. The business case for human flourishing
  5. Leadership, policy,  and collective action for change
  6. Deep dives into sector specific research

Below are papers published by SHINE’s research team, in chronological order.  To view publications by research area, please visit Research.



Eric N. Fung, Richard G. Cowden, Ying Chen, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, Matthew T. Lee, Eileen McNeely and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Prospective associations of multidimensional well-being with work distraction and job satisfaction: a two-wave study of US employees Frontiers in Psychology (2024).


Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Richard G. Cowden, Kaye V. Cook, Piotr Bialowolski, Andrea Ortega Bechara, Zhuo Job Chen, Ni Made Taganing Kurniati, Christiany Suwartono, Eileen McNeely and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Associations of orientation to promote good in challenging situations with distress and well-being: Multi-study evidence from three non-western longitudinal samples. European Journal of Social Psychology (2023).

Hooman Parhizkar, Pablo Taddei, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Eileen McNeely, John D. Spengler and Jose Guillermo Cedeño Laurent. Objective indoor air quality parameters and their association to respiratory health and well-being among office workers. Building and Environment (2023).

Piotr Bialowolski, Matthew T. Lee, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Ying Chen, Richard G. Cowden, Eileen McNeely and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Differences in Multi-Dimensional Well-being Among Factory Workers: Evidence from Six Countries. Applied Research in Quality of Life (2023).

Ying Chen, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Matthew T. Lee, Piotr Bialowolski, Richard G. Cowden, Eileen McNeely and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Working from home and subsequent work outcomes: Pre-pandemic evidence. PLOS ONE (2023).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Matthew T. Lee, Richard G. Cowden, Piotr Bialowolski, Ying Chen, Tyler J. VanderWeele and Eileen McNeely. Psychological caring climate at work, mental health well-being, and work-related outcomes: Evidence from a longitudinal study and health insurance data. Social Science & Medicine (2023).

Mark J. Meyer, Irina Mordukhovich, Brent A. Coull, John McCracken, Gregory A. Wellenius, Murray A. Mittleman and Eileen McNeely.  Impact of simulated flight conditions on supraventricular and ventricular ectopy. Scientific Reports (2023).


Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Matthew T. Lee, Piotr Bialowolski, Eileen McNeely, Ying Chen, Richard G. Cowden and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Associations between the Importance of Well-Being Domains and the Subsequent Experience of Well-Being. Sustainability (2022).

Richard G. Cowden, Andrew J. Seidman, Charlotte Duffee, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Eileen McNeely and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Associations of suffering with facets of health and well-being among working adults: longitudinal evidence from two samplesScientific Reports (2022).

Christopher Scheibler, Sneh M. Toprani, Irina Mordukhovich, Matthew Shaefer, Steven Staffa, Zachary D. Nagel and Eileen McNeely.  Cancer risks from cosmic radiation exposure in flight: A review. Frontiers in Public Health (2022).

Ying Chen, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Matthew T. Lee, Piotr Bialowolski, Eileen McNeely, & Tyler J. VanderWeele. Longitudinal associations between domains of flourishing. Scientific Reports (2022).

Matthew T. Lee, Eileen McNeely, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Karen A. Ryan, Kay D. Mooney, Richard G. Cowden, and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Demographic Predictors of Complete Well-beingBMC Public Health (2022).

Mark J. Meyer, Selina Carter, Eileen McNeely, and Elizabeth J. Malloy. Model Selection and Inference in Variational Longitudinal Distributed Lag Models. arXiv preprint arXiv:2206.04012 (2022).

Richard G. Cowden, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Eileen McNeely, and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Are Depression and suffering distinct? An empirical analysis. Frontiers in Psychology (2022).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Matthew T. Lee, Piotr Bialowolski,  Ying Chen, Tyler J. VanderWeele and Eileen McNeely. Prospective associations between strengths of moral character and health: longitudinal evidence from survey and insurance claims data. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (2022).

J. Höltge, R.G. Cowden, Matthew T. Lee, A. O. Bechara, S. Joynt, S. Kamble, V.V Khalanskyi, L. Shtanko, N.M.T. Kurniati, S. Tymchenko, V.L. Voytenko, E. McNeely, and T.J. VanderWeele. A systems perspective on human flourishing: Exploring cross-country similarities and differences of a multisystemic flourishing network. The Journal of Positive Psychology (2022).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, Matthew T. Lee, Ying Chen, Tyler J. VanderWeele and Eileen McNeely.  Prospective Associations Between Social Connectedness and Mental Health.  Evidence from a Longitudinal Survey and Health Insurance Claims Data. International Journal of Public Health (2022).

McNeely, Eileen. Business as a platform for human flourishing: now what do we do with that?  Emerald Publishing (2022).

Jardim, Heloisa. (2022). Let’s be more intentional about building flourishing work communities as an on-ramp for building a better society. Emerald Publishing (2022).

Weziak‐Bialowolska, D. (2022). Commentary on “The protective effects of wellbeing and flourishing on long-term mental health risk”. SSM – Mental Health. 2, 135907 (2022).


Weziak‐Bialowolska, D., Bialowolski, P., Niemiec, R.M., Being good, doing good: The role of honesty and integrity for health. Social Science and Medicine. 291, 114494 (2021).

Weziak-Bialowolska, D., & Bialowolski, P. (2021). Associations of recognition at work with subsequent health and quality of life among older working adults, International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health (2021).

Bialowolski, P., Weziak-Bialowolska, D., Lee, M. T., Chen, Y., VanderWeele, T. J., & McNeely, E. The role of financial conditions for physical and mental health. Evidence from a longitudinal survey and insurance claims data. Social Science & Medicine (2021).

Bialowolski, P., & Weziak-Bialowolska, D. (2021). Good credit, bad credit – the differential role of credit sources in life satisfaction. Journal of Consumer Affairs (2021).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, Matthew T. Lee, Ying Chen, Tyler J. VanderWeele, and Eileen McNeely. Psychometric Properties of Flourishing Scales From a Comprehensive Well-Being Assessment. Frontiers in Psychology (2021).

Bialowolski P, Weziak-Bialowolska D, McNeely E. The role of financial fragility and financial control for well-being.Social Indicators Research (2021).

PiotrBialowolski, DorotaWeziak-Bialowolska, EileenMcNeely. A socially responsible financial institution – The bumpy road to improving consumer well-being. Evaluation and Program Planning (2021).

Lee, M.T., Białowolski, P., Weziak-Bialowolska, D., Mooney, K.D.,  Lerner, P.J., McNeely, E. & VanderWeele, T.J. Self-Assessed Importance of Domains of Flourishing: Demographics and Correlations with Well-Being. Journal of Positive Psychology, 16(1), 137-144 (2021).

Bialowolski, P., & Weziak-Bialowolska D. Longitudinal evidence for reciprocal effects between life satisfaction and job satisfaction. Journal of Happiness, 22, 1287–1312 (2021).

Junenette L. Peters, Melissa J. Perry, Eileen McNeely, Robert O. Wright, Wendy Heiger-Bernays, & Jennifer Weuve. The association of cadmium and lead exposures with red cell distribution width. PloS One (2021).

Michael Roskams, Eileen McNeely, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, & Piotr Bialowolski. Job Demands-Resources Model: Its applicability to the workplace environment and human flourishing. A Handbook of Theories on Designing Alignment between People and the Office Environment (2021).


Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, Tyler J. VanderWeele, and Eileen McNeely. Character Strengths Involving an Orientation to Promote Good Can Help Your Health and Well-Being. Evidence From two Longitudinal StudiesAmerican Journal of Health Promotion (2020).

VanderWeele TJ, Trudel-Fitzgerald C, Allin P, Farrelly C, Fletcher G, Frederick DE, Hall J, Helliwell, John F., Kim, Eric S., Lauinger, William A., Lee, Matthew T., Lyubomirsky, Sonja, Margolis, Seth, McNeely, Eileen, Messer, Neil, Tay, Louis, Viswanath, Vish, Węziak-Białowolska, Dorota, Kubzansky, Laura D. Brief well-being assessments, or nothing all? Preventive Medicine (2020).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, Carlued Leon, Tamar Koosed and Eileen McNeely. Psychological Climate for Caring and Work Outcomes: A Virtuous Cycle. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2020).

Weziak-Bialowolska, D., Bialowolski, P., Sacco, P. L., VanderWeele, T. J., & McNeely, E. Well-being in life and well-being at work: which comes first? Evidence from a longitudinal study. Frontiers in Public Health (2020).

Dorota Węziak-Białowolska, Piotr Białowolski, Irina Mordukhovich & Eileen McNeely. Work, Gender, and Sexual Harassment on the Frontlines of Commercial Travel: A Cross-Sectional Study of Flight Crew Well-Being. Aerospace Psychology (2020).

Piotr Bialowolski, Eileen McNeely, Tyler J. Vanderweele, & Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska. Ill health and distraction at work: Costs and drivers for productivity loss. Plos One (2020). e0230562.

Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent, Joseph Gardner Allen, Eileen McNeely, Francesca Dominici, & Jack D. Spengler. Influence of the residential environment on undergraduate students’ health. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology (2020).

Tyler J.VanderWeele, Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, Paul Allin, Colin Farrelly, Guy Fletcherd, Donald E. Fredericke, Jon Hall, John F. Helliwell, Eric S. Kima, William A. Lauinger, Matthew T. Lee, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Seth Margolis, Eileen McNeely, Neil Messer, Louis Tay, Vish Viswanath, Dorota Węziak-Białowolsk, & Laura D. Kubzansky. Current recommendations on the selection of measures for well-being. Preventive Medicine (2020).


Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhD, Eileen McNeely, PhD; Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH.  Re-imagining Health – FlourishingJournal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (2019).

Tyler J VanderWeele, Eileen McNeely, Howard K Koh. Flourishing as a Definition of Health – Reply. JAMA (2019).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Eileen McNeely and Tyler J. VanderWeele. Flourish Index and Secure Flourish Index – Validation in Workplace SettingsCogent Psychology (2019).

Sara Gale, Irina Mordukhovich, Sami Newlan and Eileen McNeely. The Impact of Workplace Harassment on Health in a Working Cohort Work Organization and Well-beingFrontiers in Psychology (2019).

Tyler J. VanderWeele, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Eileen McNeely, Piotr Bialowolski. Re: A comprehensive approach to problems of performance measurement. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society) (2019).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Eileen McNeely, Tyler J. VanderWeele. Human Flourishing in Cross Cultural Settings. Evidence from the US, China, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and MexicoFrontiers in Psychology (2019).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, and Eileen McNeely.  Worker’s well-being. Evidence from the apparel industry in MexicoIntelligent Buildings International, 11(3-4), 158-177 (2019).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Piotr Bialowolski, Eileen McNeely. The impact of workplace harassment and domestic partner violence on workplace outcomes: Evidence from the study of apparel workers in Mexico, Sri Lanka, China and Cambodia. World Development Journal (2019).

Estefania CustodioI D, Zaida Herrador, Tharcisse Nkunzimana,  Dorota WęziakBiałowolska, Ana Perez-Hoyos, Francois Kayitakire.  Children’s Dietary Diversity and Related Factors in Rwanda and Burundi : A Multilevel Analysis Using 2010 Demographic and Health Surveys. PLOS One (2019).

Piotr Białowolski & Florian Chávez-Juárez. Household Financial Portfolios in an Emerging Economy⁠—The Case of ChileEmerging Markets Finance and Trade (2019)

Piotr Bialowolski, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Tyler J. Vanderweele. The impact of savings and credit on health and health behaviours: an outcome-wide longitudinal approach. International Journal of Public Health (2019).

Mark J. Meyer, Irina Mordukhovich, Gregory A. Wellenius, Murray A. Mittleman, John P. McCracken, Brent A. Coull and Eileen McNeely. Changes in Heart Rate and Rhythm During a Crossover Study of Simulated Commercial Flight in Older and Vulnerable Participants. Frontiers in Physiology (2019).

Jose G. Cedeno Laurent, Joseph G. Allen, Eileen McNeely, Francesca Dominici & John D. Spengler. Influence of the residential environment on undergraduate students’ health. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology (2019).

Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich , Steven Staffa, Samuel Tideman, Brent Coull.  Legacy health effects among never smokers exposed to occupational secondhand smokePLOS One (2019)

Xiaodong Cao, Christopher Zevitas, John D. Spengler, Brent Coull, Eileen McNeely, Byron Jones, Sin Ming Loo, Piers Macnaughton, & Joseph Gardner Allen. The on-board carbon dioxide concentrations and ventilation performance in passenger cabins of US domestic flights. Indoor and Built Environment (2019).


Eileen McNeely.  Following Footprints: What Corporate Health Can Learn from Environmental SustainabilityAmerican Journal of Health Promotion, p.1146-1150 (2018).

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Zhao Dong, Eileen McNeely.  Turning the Mirror on the Architects: A Study of the Open-Plan Office and Work Behaviors at an Architectural CompanyFrontiers in Psychology (2018).

Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich, Samuel Tideman, Sara Gale and Brent Coull. Estimating the health consequences of flight attendant work: comparing flight attendant health to the general population in a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health (2018).

Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich, Steven Staffa, Samuel Tideman, Sara Gale and Brent Coull. Cancer prevalence among flight attendants compared to the general population. BMC Environmental Health (2018).

Christopher D. Zevitas, John D. Spengler, Byron Jones, Eileen McNeely, Brent Coull, Xiaodong Cao, Sin Ming Loo, Anna-Kate Hard, & Joseph G. Allen. Assessment of noise in the airplane cabin environment. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology (2018).

Sara Gale, Irina Mordukhovich, Sami Newlan, & Eileen McNeely. The Impact of Verbal Abuse, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault at Work: An Investigation into the Health of Flight Attendants in the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study. The Lancet (2018).

Shadab Rahman, Eileen McNeely, Ariane Dumas, Gale Tedhams, & Steven W Lockley. The effects of blue-enriched white LED light on office workers’ self-reported well-being.  IES Conference Proceedings (2018).


Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Tamar Koosed, Carlued Leon and Eileen McNeely.  A new approach to the well-being of factory workers in global supply chains: Evidence from apparel factories in Mexico, Sri Lanka, China and Cambodia. OECD, HEC Paris, & SnO centre (Eds.), Measuring the Impacts of Business on Well-Being and Sustainability (pp. 130–154) (2017).

Eileen McNeely, Irina Mordukhovich, Steven Jaffa, Brent Coull. Symptoms related to new flight attendant uniformsBMC Public Health (2017).

Tyler J. VanderWeele. On the promotion of human flourishingPNAS (2017).

Eileen McNeely, Sara Gale, Ira Tager, Laurel Kincl, Julie Bradley, Brent Coull, and Steve Hecker. The self-reported health of U.S. flight attendants compared to the general population. Environmental Health (2014).

Dorota Węziak-Białowolska, Eileen McNeely, & Tyler J. VanderWeele. Flourish Index and Secure Flourish Index–Development and validation. Available at SSRN 3145336 (2017).


Alexander C. Wu, Deborah Donnelly-McLay, Marc G. Weisskopf, Eileen McNeely, Theresa S. Betancourt, & Joseph G. Allen. Airplane pilot mental health and suicidal thoughts: a cross-sectional descriptive study via anonymous web-based survey. Environmental Health (2016).

Joseph Allen, Sara Gale, Thomas Zoeller, John Spengler, Linda Birmbaum, & Eileen McNeely. PBDE flame retardants, thyroid disease, and menopausal status in U.S. women. Environmental Health (2016).

Eileen McNeely. Well-Being is Taking Business for a Run. Journal of Sustainable Finance and Banking (2016).


Eileen McNeely. Bridging the gap between health and environmental sustainability. Huffington Post (2015).


Chih-Da Wu, Eileen McNeely, J. G. Cedeño-Laurent, Wen-Chi Pan, Gary Adamkiewicz, Francesca Dominici, Shih-Chun Candice Lung, Huey-Jen Su, & John D. Spengler. Linking student performance in Massachusetts elementary schools with the “greenness” of school surroundings using remote sensing. PloS One (2014).

Steven Hecker, Laurel Kincl, Eileen McNeely, Christiaan van Netten, Robert Harrison, Judith Murawski , Jose Vallarino, John D Spengler, Donald Milton, Ira Tager, Sara Gale, & Julie Bradley. Cabin Air Quality Incidents Report. Occupational Health Research Consortium in Aviation Health ( (2014).

Elissa Wilker, Chih-Da Wu, Eileen McNeely, Elizabeth Mostofsky, John Spengler, Gregory A. Wellenius, & Murray A. Mittleman. Green space and mortality following ischemic stroke. Environmental Research (2014).


Joseph G Allen, Heather M Stapleton, Jose Vallarino, Eileen McNeely, Michael D McClean, Stuart J Harrad, Cassandra B Rauert, & John D Spengler. Exposure to flame retardant chemicals on commercial airplanes. Environmental Health (2013).


John D Spengler, Joseph G Allen, & Eileen McNeely. Exposure to Flame Retardants in Commercial Aircraft. Report No. RITE-ACER-CoE-2012-3 (2012).

John D. Spengler, Jose Vallarino, Eileen McNeely, & Hanine Estephan, in cooperation with Ann Lousie Sumner. In-Flight/Onboard Monitoring: ACER’s Component for ASHRAE 1262, Part 2. Report No. RITE-ACER-CoE-2012-6 (2012).


Eileen McNeely, John D Spengler, & Jean Watson. Health Effects of Aircraft Cabin Pressure in Older and Vulnerable Passengers. Report No. RITE-ACER-CoE-2011-1 (2011).

Inimary Toby, Dennis Burian, & Eileen McNeely.  Effects of Hypoxia on Gene Expression in the Elderly. FASEB Journal. (2011).

Stephanie von Klot, Frank Muller, Barbara Hoffman, Eileen McNeely, Murray Mittleman, Ulrike Kuhn. Bernhard Kuch, Christa Meisinger, & Annette Peters. Do Long Distance Travels trigger Acute Myocardial Infarctions? Epidemiology (2011).


Ashok Nimgade, Eileen McNeely, Donald Milton, & Joseph Celona. Increased expenditures for other health conditions after an incident of low back pain. Spine (2010).

Junenette L Peters, Todd S Perlstein, Melissa J Perry, Eileen McNeely, & Jennifer Weuve. Cadmium exposure in association with history of stroke and heart failure. Environ Res (2010).


Robert Harrison, Judith Murawski, Eileen McNeely, Judie Guerriero, & Donald Milton. Exposure to Aircraft Bleed Air Contaminants Among Airline Workers: A Guide for Health Care ProvidersACER/FAA (2009).


David J O’Connell, Eileen McNeely, & Douglas T Hall. Unpacking Personal Adaptability at Work. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies (2008).

Selina Rahman, Howard Hu, Eileen McNeely, Saleh M M Rahman, Nancy Krieger, Pamela Waterman, Junenette Peters, Cynthia Harris, Cynthia H Harris, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Brian K Gibbs, Perry C Brown, Genita Johnson, Angela Burgess, & Richard D Gragg. Social and Environmental Risk Factors for Hypertension in African Americans. Florida Public Health Rev (2008).


Junenette L Peters, Laura Kubzansky, Eileen McNeely, Joel Schwartz, Avron Spiro, David Sparrow, Robert O Wright, Huiling Nie, & Howard Hu. Stress as a potential modifier of the impact of lead levels on blood pressure: the normative aging study. Environ Health Perspectives (2007).


Radoslaw Wasiak & Eileen McNeely. Utilization and Costs of Chiropractic Care for Work-Related Low Back Injuries: Do Payment Policies Make a Difference?  Spine (2006).


Eileen McNeely. The Consequences of Job Stress for Nurses’ Health. Nursing Outlook (2005).


Eileen McNeely, David O’Connell, and Douglas Hall. Flexibility in Fission:  Correlates of Individual Adaptability in Dramatic Organizational Change. Midwest Academy of Management Conference Proceedings (Best Paper Award) (2004).

Radoslaw Wasiak, Eileen McNeely, & Sandra Magnetti. Chiropractic Care in Workers’ Compensation. Journal of Workers’ Compensation (2004).


Eileen McNeely & David O’Connell. Missing the Boat on Downsizing: Years Later, Where Are the Survivors? International Behavioral Applied Management Journal. Special Issue, Conference Proceedings (2002).


Eileen McNeely and David O’Connell. Organizational Life After Restructuring- What Can We Learn From the DOE Experience and the Downsizing Literature. Report to the Department of Energy (1998).


Eileen McNeely. Examining the Parameters of Occupational/Environmental Health Practice. Editor and author for Special Issue of the Journal of American Association of Occupational Health Nursing (1996).


Eileen McNeely. In the Shadow of the Organization—Work and Wellbeing on the Front-line: A Comparative Analysis of the Psychosocial Milieu in Hospitals and Its Effect on Employee Health. Brandeis University Heller School – Committee: David Gil, Irving Zola, Carmen Sirianni (1995).


Eileen McNeely. Tracking the Future of OSHA: Regulatory Policy into the ‘90s. Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing (1992).


Eileen McNeely. Who’s Counting Anyway?: The Problem with Occupational Health and Safety Statistics. Journal of Occupational Medicine (1991).


Eileen McNeely. An Organizational Study of Hazard Communication: The Health Provider’s Perspective. Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing (1990).


Eileen McNeely. Drug Screening in the Workplace. Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing (1988).