Diversity Management

In the field of diversity management, Dr. Silvera’s work has centered on the institutionalization of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in government and health care organizations. Through this work, studies have examined the role of organizational and community structures on the implementation of DEI initiatives and have developed a framework for establishing sustainable DEI efforts. This work has been published in outlets such as London School of Economics’ Blog, Public Integrity and State and Local Government Review (SLGR).

Research Interests:

  • Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion implementation

Featured Publications

Williams, J., Silvera, G.A., & Lemak, C.H., Diversity Management in Health Care Organizations, In Press at Advances in Health Care Management.

Fisk, J.M., Silvera, G.A., Morris, J.C., Chen, X., Chen, X., Crayton, M.M, & Hume, J.C. (2022). For local governments, adopting more inclusionary practices is about preparation and action. Invited Contribution to the London School of Economics’ USAPP- American Politics and Policy Blog. Link to Article

Cole, A.B.* Haun, C.N., & Silvera, G.A.. (2022)Mixed Signals: The Influence of Diversity Value Signaling in Leading U.S. Hospitals, Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy (JHMHP). In Press.

Fisk, J.M., Morris, J.C., Silvera, G.A., Chen, X. Chen, X., Crayton, M.M, & Hume, J.C. (2021) Toward the Roux: Explaining the Adoption of Inclusionary Practices in Local Governments, State and Local Government Review (SLGR) DOI:10.1177/0160323X20986845

Fisk, J.M., Silvera, G.A., & Haun, C.N.* (2018). Developing and Defining Diversity, Public Integrity, 21(3), 286-300, DOI:10.1080/10999922.2018.1471324


UAB, Center for Palliative and Supportive Care. Center Scholars Forum. Technology as a Mechanism for Health Equity. December, 2021.

International City and County Management Association (ICMA). 3-Part Webinar Series “Equity and Inclusion: A Strategic Organizational Approach”.

  • Establishing Inclusion as a Value
  • Kickstarting Inclusion
  • Keep Moving Forward

Get in touch

Dr. Silvera is interested in collaborating with inclusion-minded researchers and practitioners worldwide. If you want to chat about research design, inclusion strategy implementation, publication, inclusion strategy development, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out.


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