Richard H. Price is Stanley E. Seashore Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Organizational Studies Emeritus, and a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

His research program is focused on improving worker health and productivity. At the Institute for Social Research, he and his colleagues conduct surveys and field experiments testing organizational innovations to improve the conditions of working life. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joyce Foundation, and the California Wellness Foundation.


Price is a cofounder of ICOS, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies, founding Director of the Organizational Studies Program and founding Director of the Barger Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan.

Price received the American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Application of Psychological Knowledge in 2010. He has also has received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Society for Research and Action, the Group Psychologist of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association, the International Research Award, and the Prevention Science Award from the Society for Prevention Research and the Lila Roland Award for Prevention Research from the National Mental Health Association.

A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, he holds an honorary appointment as Professor of Psychology, Institute of Psychology, in the Chinese National Academy of Sciences.

Price has served on the Board of Trustees of the William T. Grant Foundation, and as an advisor to the Institute of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Corporation, and a number of foundations. He has also been an advisor to government agencies and corporations in a number of countries in Europe and Asia as well as in the United States.