My research primarily focuses on the ways that job quality affects the health of low-wage workers. Current projects include two qualitative studies on home care workers' perceptions of quality care and the challenges they face in providing it, and the impact of client death on home care workers.
Bernstein M, Cinnick S, Franzosa E, Murman M, Freudenberg N. Rationale and design of distance-based training to persuade local health department employees that addressing social determinants of health is their job, too. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, forthcoming.
Tsui EK, Franzosa E, Cribbs K, Baron S. Home Care Workers’ experiences of client death and disenfranchised grief. Qualitative Health Research. Published online: September 28, 2018
Tsui EK, Franzosa E. Elicitation as a multi-layered process: An experiment in reciprocal peer interviewing. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Published online: October 1, 2018 (doi.org/10.1177/1609406918797012)
Franzosa E, Tsui EK, Baron S. “Who’s taking care of us?”: The effects of caring work on Home Health Aides’ well-being. The Gerontologist. Published online: August 17, 2018 (doi: 10.1093/geront/gny099)
Franzosa E, Tsui, EK, Baron, S. Home Health Aides’ perceptions of quality care: Goals, challenges and implications for a rapidly changing industry. New Solutions. 2018 Feb; 27(4). doi: 10.1177/1048291117740818.
Franzosa E. The effects of job characteristics on Home Care workers’ well-being and job performance: Understanding the psychosocial effects of relational care [dissertation]. New York: CUNY Graduate Center; 2016.
Freudenberg N, Franzosa E, Chisholm J, Libman K. New approaches for moving upstream: How state and local health departments can transform practice to reduce health inequalities. Health Education & Behavior. 2015 Apr 1;42(1 suppl):46S-56S.
Freudenberg N, Franzosa E, Sohler N, Li R, Devlin H, Albu J. The state of evaluation research on food policies to reduce obesity and diabetes among adults in the United States, 2000–2011. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2015;12.
Freudenberg N, Chisholm J, Franzosa E, Libman K. Reflections on public health practice and democracy: Frameworks, stories and methods for local health department staff. Report to the National Association of County and City Health Officials, 2012.
Franzosa E. “We’re on our own”: Economic and emotional precarity in Home Care work. Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, Center for Work and Health, November 15, 2018.
Franzosa E. Caring for the carers: Recognizing and supporting employees’ emotional labor. New York State Adult Day Services Association Annual Conference, November 9, 2018.
Franzosa E. Moving public health practice upstream: The role of local health departments in protecting immigrant health. Webinar for the Region 2 Public Health Training Center, June 6, 2017.
Vignola E, Franzosa E, Cinnick S. Advocating for collective action to increase food security among immigrants: An online training for the public health workforce. American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting, San Diego CA.
Franzosa E, Tsui EK. The implications of client death for Home Care Workers: Intersections of emotional and financial precarity. 2018 Care Ethics Research Consortium, Portland OR.
Cinnick S, Franzosa E, Vignola E, Murman M, Freudenberg N. Teaching strategies to advance health equity to governmental public health workers using current public health trends and learning curriculum bundles. 2018 National Network of Public Health Training Institutes (NNPHI) Public Health Workforce Forum, New Orleans LA.
Franzosa E, Tsui EK, Cribbs K, Baron S. Factors influencing the emotional impact of client death on home care workers: Implications of aides’ roles in the dying process. 2018 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD.
Franzosa E, Tsui EK. “Family members do give hard times”: Negotiating boundaries in the home care worker-client-family relationship. 2018 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
Tsui EK, Franzosa E, Cribbs K, Baron S. Home care workers and grief after client death: Intersections of structural and emotional disenfranchisement. 2018 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD.
Franzosa E. Leveraging Home Care Workers’ expertise: Recognizing and valuing workers’ voices to improve quality care. 2017 APHA Annual Meeting.
Tsui, EK, Franzosa E, Baron, S. Reducing the mental health effects of client death on home care workers: An oral history pilot project to inform training efforts. 2017 APHA Annual Meeting.
Franzosa E. Moving public health practice upstream: The role of local health departments in protecting immigrant health (webinar). Region 2 Public Health Training Center. New York, NY, June 6, 2017.
Franzosa E. Meeting invisible job requirements in an age of austerity: The implications of managed care for Home Care delivery. 2017 Global Carework Summit.
Tsui E, Franzosa E. Reducing the mental health effects of client death on home care workers: Formative research on intervention approaches. 2017 Global Carework Summit.
Zarcadoolas C, Chastain A, Diamond C, Flandrick K, Franzosa E, et al. Perceptions of privacy via mobile: The context of inner-city consumers. 2014 Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC).