About Us

Roger Roffman, D.S.W.
Previous Director of IPRG
Professor Emeritus, UW School of Social Work

  • D.S.W. in Social Work, University of California, Berkeley
  • His research focuses on the design and evaluation of interventions in the fields of drug dependence and HIV-prevention. Over a period of 20 years, funding from NIDA, CSAT, and the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute has supported a series of randomized controlled trials evaluating interventions targeting marijuana-dependent adults and adolescents. NIMH, CDC, and the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health have funded a series of HIV-prevention studies, over a 15-year period, designed to evaluate both counseling and community-level interventions with gay and bisexual men, and with women and adolescents residing in urban public housing developments. Roffman has served as an ad hoc grant reviewer for NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, and CSAT.

        Visit Dr.Roffman's website: http://rogerroffman.com/

Dr. Roffman's CV

Denise Walker, Ph.D.
Director of IPRG
Research Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of New Mexico
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Washington
  • Provides leadership in the development of clinical intervention protocols for trials and supervision of staff in protocol delivery. Develops training protocols and implements these protocols with clinical staff, which includes developing a certification process through which training of staff to a standard of competent adherence to clinical protocols is accomplished. Implements quality assurance protocols concerning intervention adherence and competence. Additional functions include assisting with data analyses, preparing publications and conference presentations, and writing grant applications for future studies.

Dr. Walker's CV

Aaron Lyon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Aaron R. Lyon, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (UW). He is also Director of the UW School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center, an implementation research and technical assistance center focused on supporting the use of evidence-based behavioral health practices in the education sector. Dr. Lyon’s research focuses on increasing the accessibility, efficiency, and effectiveness of interventions for children, adolescents, and families; delivered within contexts (e.g., schools) that routinely provide care to chronically underserved populations (e.g., low socioeconomic status and ethnic minority youth). He is particularly interested in (1) the identification and implementation of low-cost, high-yield practices – such as the use of measurement-based care – to reduce the gap between typical and optimal practice in low-resource service contexts; (2) methods of promoting flexible and effective implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for youth and families; and (3) development and adaptation of health-information technologies for use by community-based mental health practitioners. Dr. Lyon is currently Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Justice, Institute of Education Sciences and various local and national foundations in the United States.

Debra Kaysen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
  • B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University.
  • Dr. Kaysen is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the interaction between trauma exposure, mental health symptoms, and substance use and has included both etiological studies and intervention trials. She also conducts research in adaptation and implementation of empirically based therapies for PTSD in low or medium resource settings. She has received grants from NIAAA and the Alcohol Beverage Medical Research. Dr. Kaysen conducts training nationally and internationally in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.

Dr. Kaysen's CV




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