Aaron R. Lyon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(206) 221-8604
Professional Summary

Dr. Lyon’s research focuses primarily on promoting mental health practitioner behavior change and the uptake of evidence-based practices (EBP) by clinicians working in schools and community settings. He is particularly interested in (1) the identification and implementation of low-cost, high-yield practices – such as the use of standardized assessment tools for outcome monitoring – to reduce the gap between typical and optimal practice in low-resource service contexts; and (2) the development and adaptation of health-information technologies to support EBP use by community practitioners. Dr. Lyon is Co-Director of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center, housed in UW’s School of Medicine and College of Education.

Areas of Interest

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

Active Projects
  • Implementation of a Measurement Feedback System in School Mental Health (A. Lyon, PI). National Institute of Mental Health (K08 MH095939), 2012-2017
  • Delivery of Evidence-Based Treatment to Underserved Youth: Improving Intervention-Setting Fit in School Mental Health (A. Lyon, PI), American Psychological Foundation (2012-2013)
  • Brief Intervention for School Clinicians (BRISC): A Modularized, Evidence-Informed Mental Health Treatment for Use by School Clinicians Working with High School Students (E. McCauley & E. Bruns, Co-PIs), Institute of Education Sciences (R305A120128), 2012-2015
  • Seattle Implementation Research Collaborative: Research Series (C. Comtois & C. Lewis, PIs), National Institute of Mental Health, 2010-2015
  • Comprehensive Review of Digital Client Progress Monitoring and Feedback Systems in Mental Health
  • House Bill 2536
  • School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center