2020-21 Honoree - Dr. Lisa Hall

Associate Professor of Psychology and Gerontology Program Coordinator
McQueary College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Hall’s research has developed into community-wide reports that have influenced policy in our community. Dr. Hall worked with the League of Women voters and then the Ozarks Mental Health Network to review and develop a report on the unmet needs for mental health in Southwest Missouri. This in turn led to the 2019 Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment report.  Dr. Hall worked in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southwest Missouri and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to develop and implement the Greene County Senior Peer Support Program (GCSPSP). Dr. Hall has been instrumental in shaping the Give 5 Program, a first-of-its-kind “civic matchmaking” program that created in our community. As a note, the origins of the Give 5 Program can actually be traced back to Missouri State University’s public affairs mission.