Current Scholar

Yaminette Diaz-Linhart

PhD Student, Social Policy and Management
Yaminette Diaz-Linhart
Academic Institution: Brandeis University Location: Greater Boston, Massachusetts Cohort Start Year: 2017
Research Topics: Behavioral and Mental Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Occupational Health, Public, Population, and Community Health
Populations Served: At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children and Families

FOCUS
Yaminette believes that in order to move toward health equity, organizations will need to include frontline workers as active participants in organizational strategy and design of day-to-day work. Her research explores how worker voice and employee involvement practices impact well-being outcomes for health care and social service workers. Her research focuses on how organizations manage boundary spanner roles, like community health workers, and how work design and employee management practices impact worker and community well-being. She believes that addressing the current gap in managing these roles is crucial for employee health and wellbeing, and as a result, for communities served by these frontline workers.

MORE ABOUT YAMINETTE
Yaminette’s unique perspective straddles multiple identities, including her professional work as a public health social worker, and positions her well to think about building a Culture of Health through cross-sector collaborations in management and employment relations.

DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — NOVEMBER 2020
Does Worker Voice Impact Worker Well-being in Health Care and Social services?

This dissertation employs a mixed-methods research design to understand employee voice as a predictor of well-being for community health workers, an emerging profession. A mixed-methods design measures predictors of well-being, voice practices and experiences of professionalization for community health workers.

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