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.
Denise Walker, Ph.D. Director of IPRG
Research Associate Professor, UW School
of Social Work
B.S. in Psychology, University of Washington
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of New Mexico
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
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.
Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D. Professor, Dept of Psychology, University of Houston
Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Houston
Research interests center on social and motivational influences in etiology, prevention, and treatment of health and risk behaviors. Social influence constructs of interest include social norms, conformity, peer influences, and social anxiety. Motivational constructs of interest include self-determination, motives, and expectancies. Outcomes of interest include alcohol and substance abuse, problem gambling, body image and eating disorders, intimate partner violence and aggressive driving. Support for this research has been provided by NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders.
Debra Kaysen , Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Washington
Director, Trauma Recovery Innovations, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Washington
B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Dr. Kaysen is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at the UW. 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.