Dr. Banks is Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces, a global research center at the University of California, Berkeley whose purpose is to gather together all known science across disciplines regarding employee health and well-being and to translate findings into a new organizational template for healthy workplaces. In collaboration with Dr. Sheldon Zedeck, Dr. Banks leads a team of 30 researchers spanning multiple disciplines and 20+ affiliates in collecting and integrating known scientific findings and creating new research programs to advance our knowledge in this area. Dr. Banks is also a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business where she has taught Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management for 30 years. She founded two consulting firms, one focused on job design, organizational policies and procedures, performance management and organizational functioning, and the other focused on employment law compliance. She also founded two non-profits, each dedicated to serving the needs of society. She has also served as a Board Director on two publicly held companies (Whole Foods, Chalone Wine Group) and as a member of several non-profit boards. Dr. Banks is an elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. She earned her doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Minnesota in 1979.
Health policy, systems and outcomes