Ms. Aimee Palumbo, a third year doctoral student in the School of Public Health’s epidemiology doctoral program, was awarded a Ruth Landes Memorial Research grant from the Reed Foundation. Ms. Palumbo will use the grant to further research women’s occupational patterns and health-related quality of life. Understanding women’s work patterns can help us better understand the changing economic structures of families, women’s roles in society, and can also provide insight into the differences in wages and earning potential between men and women. This interdisciplinary project will incorporate aspects of economics and sociology in addition to epidemiology. By understanding the relationship between work patterns and health, we can make more informed decisions on workplace leave and other social policies to be more supportive of the various roles women play in society.