Dr. Grills is a Clinical Psychologist with a current emphasis in Community Psychology. A national Past President of the Association of Black Psychologists, she is a tenured, Full Professor at Loyola Marymount University and Director of their Psychology Applied Research Center. She also serves as Chair of the Los Angeles County Sybil Brand Commission. Among others, she currently leads the evaluation of a CDC REACH grant on health equity issues; a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant examining community organizing as a public health strategy to address obesity among children of color; and a California Department of Public Health grant addressing mental health disparities and the evaluation of 35 community defined evidence interventions in 5 priority populations: (Latino, African American, Asian American, native American, and LGBTQ). Dr. Grills co-designed the Emotional Emancipation (EE) Circles developed by The Community Healing Network and is the leader of the EE Circles Training Team.