Grayson Norquist, MD, MSPH, is Vice-Chair, Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Chief of Psychiatry Service at Grady Health System in Atlanta. Norquist, who has been a member of the PCORI Board since 2010, served as its Chairperson from September 2013 to September 2019.

Before joining Emory, he was professor and chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He served in a number of leadership positions at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), including director of the Division of Services and Intervention Research, a division responsible for clinical, prevention, and services research at NIMH.

Norquist has been a member of several journal editorial boards, including Psychiatric Services, Archives of General Psychiatry and Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, and received various national government and public awards, including the NIH Director’s Award, the NIH Special Service Award, and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. He received a BA from the University of Mississippi, a MPH from the UCLA School of Public Health, and a MD from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research has focused on improving mental health services for underserved populations and development of quality measures.

Dr. Norquist served on the Board of Governors from September 2010 to September 2020, and he was a member of the Engagement, Dissemination, and Implementation Committee.

Updated: September 2020

Conflicts of Interest

As of November 19, 2019

Financial or Business Associations:

  • Emory University, Office of Sponsored Programs, Employer

Personal Associations:

  • American Psychiatric Association Council on Quality Care, Chair or other Board officer and Fellow


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