Naomi Dyer Yount, PhD, is a Principal Research Associate and industrial/organizational psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in organizational research. Her expertise ranges from qualitative interviewing to quantitative analysis of survey and other organizational data. Yount also excels in survey analysis, from descriptive statistics to key driver evaluations.
At Westat, Yount serves as project director for a government-wide survey to assess employee perceptions regarding critical areas of work life that drive job satisfaction, engagement, commitment, and, ultimately, retention. In this capacity, she has overseen the annual production of over 25,000 reports. Her work has also included psychometrically testing new diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility items for inclusion in the government-wide survey to help agencies meet the President’s Management Agenda goals.
Over her career, Yount has coauthored dozens of peer-reviewed journals and technical reports and presented at numerous world-renowned research conferences.
- PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland
- MA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland
- BA (summa cum laude), Psychology & Organizational Communication, Purdue University
Journal ArticleLinking patient safety culture to quality ratings in the nursing home setting
Journal of Applied Gerontology
Naomi Dyer Yount, K.A. Zebrak, T. Famolaro, Joann Sorra, R. Birch
Journal ArticleDevelopment and pilot testing of survey items to assess the culture of value and efficiency in hospitals and medical offices
BMJ Quality and Safety
Joann Sorra, K. Zebrak, Naomi Dyer Yount, T. Famolaro, Laura C. Gray, M. Franklin, S.A. Smith, S. StreagleSOURCE
Journal ArticleDevelopment, pilot study, and psychometric analysis of the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Workplace Safety Supplemental Items for Hospitals
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
K. Zebrak, Naomi Dyer Yount, Joann Sorra, T. Famolaro, Laura C. Gray, D. Carpenter, A. CaporasoSOURCE