Melissa Brown is an adjunct faculty member at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Her dissertation explored the work-eldercare interface, with particular emphasis on the role of workplace flexibility in supporting caregivers of older adults who are also working for pay. She also collaborates on the Engaged as We Age Project, being conducted by the Sloan Center on Aging and Work.
Brown, M., Harry, M., & Mahoney, K. (In Press). “It’s Like Two Roles We’re Playing’: Parent perspectives on navigating self-directed service programs with adult children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disability.
Brown, M., Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2015). A mediational model of workplace flexibility, work-family conflict, and perceived stress among caregivers of older adults. Community, Work, Family, DOI: 10.1080/13668803.2015.1034656
Brown, M., Pitt-Catsouphes, M., McNamara, T., Besen, E. (2014). Returning to the workforce after retiring: Perceptions of job demands, job control, and social support. International Journal of Human Resource Management.
Ludlow, L. H., Matz-Costa, C., Johnson, C., Brown, M., Besen, E., & James, J. B.
(2014). Measuring engagement in later life activities: Rasch-based scenario scales for work, caregiving, informal helping, and volunteering. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 47, 127-151. doi: 10.1177/0748175614522273
Besen, E., Matz-Costa, C., Smyer, M., Brown, M., & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2013). Job Characteristics, Core Self Evaluations, and Job Satisfaction: What’s Age Got to Do With It?. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 76(4), 269-295. doi: 10.2190/AG.76.4.a
Brown, M. , & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2013). Workplace characteristics and work-to-family conflict: Does caregiving frequency matter? Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 56, 452-460. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2013.792910
Matz-Costa, C., James, J. C., Ludlow, L., Brown, M., Besen, E., & Johnson, C. (2013). The meaning and measurement of productive engagement in later life. Social Indicators Research. doi: 10.1007/s11205-013-0469-6