The Exceptional Service Award is to recognize excellence in service by a full-time School of Public Health (SPH) faculty member, including service to the School of Public Health, Georgia State University, and discipline-specific service.
This year’s recipient of this award is Emily Graybill, Ph.D, NCSP. Dr. Graybill has served in the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health since 2012, providing leadership to an increasing number of community projects of the Center for Leadership in Disability. Dr. Graybill's service is best highlighted by her roles in leadership with three state agencies focused on improving the lives of thousands of children in Georgia who have diagnosed disabilities.
She serves on the state leadership team for Project LAUNCH, a project with the GA Department of Public Health in which she helps guide the implementation of this early childhood mental health initiative in West Georgia. She also serves as part of the Inter-agency Director Team with the GA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. In this role she helps guide the implementation of the state’s System of Care effort for children’s mental health.
Lastly, she serves as a Project AWARE state management team member for the GA Department of Education, which aims to support school-based mental health initiatives across GA. Her work leads to vast improvements in the lives of people who are often marginalized and underserved. Dr. Graybill has also been as strong contributor of service to School of Public Health, regularly serving on the MPH Admissions committee, the Faculty awards committee, and as a chair or committee member for 24 MPH thesis/capstone students.
Dr. Graybill is also active in professional organizations, reviews for professional journals, sits on committees, and provides leadership with the Georgia Association of Positive Behavior Support, a network with the goal of increasing the visibility of positive behavior support in Georgia and providing a collaborative statewide effort to disseminate positive behavior support practices.
Thank youfor all you do for SPH in advancing its mission. A big THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS!! Dr. Emily Graybill will be formally recognized at the SPH Commencement ceremony.