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Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology


Dr. Emily Graybill is a nationally certified school psychologist, and she holds a research/faculty infant mental health endorsement. Her research interests fall broadly under the translation of evidence-based interventions into practice in schools and community settings. She has a particular interest in the drivers influencing the implementation of school-based mental health and behavior support initiatives. Dr. Graybill worked as a preschool school psychologist in the Metro Atlanta area and her time in early childhood informs her work exploring how to streamline mental health and behavior supports across infant, early childhood, and education systems. Her work has been funded by the US Department of Education, Health Resources & Services Administration, Administration on Community Living, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, state agencies, and private foundations. She currently co-leads the evaluation and supports the implementation of $39 million in SAMHSA-funded school-based mental health grants across two states. Dr. Graybill has served as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Children’s Mental Health Champion since 2020. In her role as a CDC Children’s Mental Health Champion, she leads special projects focused on improving mental health systems for young children. Dr. Graybill was a faculty member in Georgia State University’s School of Public Health for 12 years during which time, she had the privilege of collaborating with colleagues to develop a maternal and child health graduate certificate for public health students and an interdisciplinary early intervention graduate certificate for related services students. She currently maintains an adjunct appointment within Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence.