Emmett Gill, Ph.D., MSW, LMSW is the Chief Visionary Officer for Athletes and Advocates for Social Justice in Sports and the founder of AthleteTalk (a wellness app for athletes). Emmett served as the Director of Student-Athlete Wellness and Personal Development at the University of Texas at Austin where he provided clinical services for college athletes and created signature programming including initiatives for injured athletes and substance use. Following his tenure at the University of Texas, where he was also a clinical professor in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Dr. Gill served as a professional sports crisis and wellness program manager – working on mental health initiatives for the NFL and NBA – including the NFL Lifeline. Dr.Gill is the past president and founder of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports, a 225-plus member organization that promotes the social work profession in athletics. Emmett’s scholarship focuses’ sports scandals, the intersection between social work, sports and mental health, social justice in sports, and Black male athletes.
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