Aaron R. Lyon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(206) 221-8604
Professional Summary

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). 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.

 

Areas of Interest

Implementation Science; Health Information Technology; Mental Health Services Research; School Mental Health

Active Projects

Institute of Education Sciences (Goal 5: Measurement) (R305A160114) (2016-2019)

Development and Evaluation of Beliefs and Attitudes for Successful Implementation in Schools for Teachers (BASIS-T) (A. Lyon, C. Cook, & M. Duong, PIs)
Institute of Education Sciences (Goal 2: Development & Innovation) (R305A170292) (2017-2020)

Brief Online Training (BOLT) for Routine Outcome Monitoring: A Low-Cost & Scalable Minimal Intervention Necessary for Change in School Mental Health (A. Lyon & E. McCauley, PIs)
National Institute of Mental Health (R34 MH109605) (2017-2019)

Beliefs and Attitudes for Successful Implementation in Schools (BASIS) (A. Lyon & C. Cook, PIs)
National Institute of Mental Health (R21 MH108714) (2016-2018)

Impact of Inter-Organizational Alignment on Implementation Outcomes (A. Lyon, PI)
National Institute of Mental Health (R21MH110691) (2017-2019)

Assessment of Suicide and Self-injury to Enhance School Safety (ASSESS) (M. Adrian & A. Lyon, PIs)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (LSRG-1-001-16) (2017-2019)

University of Washington SMART Center Postdoctoral Research Program (E. Bruns, PI)
Institute of Education Sciences (R305B170021) (Research Training Grant) (2017-2011)

School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center