Cindy Malachowski is a SSHRC funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. She is an occupational therapist and a certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) with over ten years of clinical experience in a variety of clinical mental health settings. She has completed two Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) funded fellowships in Public Health Policy and Work Disability Prevention. Cindy was the recipient of numerous awards during her PhD studies at the University of Toronto, including The Grace Bohannon Scholarship for academic achievement, the Mary Seeman Award for Achievement in the Area of Psychiatry and the Humanities, and the Queen Elizabeth II/Mary Beck Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology. Her work has also been recognized through studentships attained through the Ontario Mental Health Foundation, and the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation. Her current research investigates the relationship between work disability prevention and the use of Employee and Family Assistance Programs within a variety of organizational settings.