Clay Graybeal

Dr. Graybeal currently serves as the Interim Director of the School of Community and Population Health and as Associate Dean in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   In 2012-13 he served as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work.  His scholarship has focused on evidence-based practice in social work and in interprofessional education across teh health professions.  He has a particular interest in the exploring the relationship between science, creativity, and personal and organizational change.

In collaboration with Dr. Barry Duncan, he is currently directing an instrument validation study designed to assess the utility of a standardized measure for the alliance between primary care providers and their patients. 



Rutgers University



Fordham University



Ohio University


Board Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Evidence-based practice; the alliance between provider and patient/client; interprofessional education; transformative practice; the creative arts in social work.


Research Interests

Evidence based practice; the arts in social work; alliance measures in health and mental health

Selected Publications



Graybeal, C. (2014).  The art of practicing with evidence. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(2), pp 116-122.

Graybeal, C., Long, R., Scalise-Smith, D., & Zeibig, E. (2010).  The Art and Science of Interprofessional Education.  Journal of Allied Health, October.

Graybeal, C. & Cohen Konrad, S. (2008). Strengths-Based Risk Assessments: Concepts, Contradictions, and Cumulative Benefits.  In Contemporary Risk Assessments in Child Protection, Martin Calder, ed.

Graybeal, C., (2007).  Evidence for the Art of Social Work.  Families in Society, 88(4), pp. 513-523

Other Scholarly Activity

Interprofessional Education: Developing the Context for Organizational Change, with Karen Pardue, November 20, 2011, Collaborating Across Borders III, Tuscon, AZ

Interprofessional Education: Making it Work, with Curt Cyr and Peter Dane, America

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Clay Graybeal



Interim Director, School of Community and Population Health;

Associate Dean, WCHP

Professor of Social Work

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