Janette Dill, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

Janette Dill

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-8595

Office Address:
15-213 Phillips-Wangensteen Building

Mailing Address:
School of Public Health
MMC 729 Mayo
8729A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2011

MA, Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008

MPH, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008

BA, Psychology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 2002


I am a sociologist, and my research focuses on the health care workforce. My current projects include measuring regional variation in the supply of the direct care workforce, racial and gender disparities in the rewards for professional certification and unionization among direct care workers, and measuring the employment behavior and intentions of direct care workers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Health care workforce; direct care workers; human resource practices and policies; career mobility in health care organizations


Research Funding Grants

  • 2021, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, US Health Resources and Services Administration, "The direct care workforce in rural areas," Project Lead
  • 2021, University of Minnesota Life Course Center Pilot Grant, "The direct care workforce in long-term care services and supports in the care of adults with AD/ADRD," Principal Investigator
  • 2021, Times Up Foundation, "Wear and care: The impact of COVID-19 on health care workers’ employment decisions," Principal Investigator
  • 2020, University of California Berkeley, "California Whole Person Care Frontline Worker Survey," Co-Investigator
  • 2020, University of Washington, "Tracking employment of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic," Co-Investigator


  • Dill, Janette, Jasmine Travers, and Bianca Frogner (forthcoming). “Taking the long view: The prevalence of second job holding among long-term care workers.” Medical Care Research & Review.
  • Frogner, Bianca and Janette Dill (forthcoming). “Tracking employment of health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.” JAMA Open.
  • Chantarat, Tongtan, Eva A Enns, Rachel R Hardeman, Patricia M McGovern, Samuel L Myers, and Janette Dill (forthcoming). Occupational class, power, and hypertension inequity: The implication of the inverse hazard law among healthcare. Journal of Economics, Policy, and Race.
  • Dill, Janette and Mignon Duffy (2022). “Structural Racism And Black Women’s Employment In The US Health Care Sector.” Health Affairs, 41 (2), 265-272. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01400 *Both authors contributed equally
  • Dill, Janette, Jennifer C. Morgan, and Emmeline Chuang. 2021. “Improving medical assistant (MA) job quality: Career ladders for MAs in primary care.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, 36 (11), 3423-3430. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06814-5
  • Travers, J.L., Caceres, B.A., Vlahov, D., Zaidi, H., Dill, J., Stone, R.I., Stone, P.W. 2021. Federal requirements for nursing homes to include certified nursing assistants in resident care planning and interdisciplinary teams: A policy analysis. Nursing Outlook, 69 (4), 617-625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2021.01.004

See a full list of publications at PubMed


Teaching Areas

Human Resources


In The News

SPH News

In the Media

  • Black women are overrepresented and underpaid in health care’s toughest jobs, study shows (The Washington Post)
  • The shock of unemployment may push men into jobs traditionally held by women, study shows (The Washington Post)
  • Medicare for All’s jobs problem (Politico)