Aaron R. Lyon, Ph.D.
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.
Implementation Science; Health Information Technology; Mental Health Services Research; School Mental Health
- 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
- "If it's worth my time, I will make the time": School-based providers' decision-making about participating in an evidence-based psychotherapy consultation program.
- A case for modular design: Implications for implementing evidence-based interventions with culturally-diverse youth.
- From distal to proximal: Routine educational data monitoring in school-based mental health.
- Implementation science in school mental health: Key constructs and a proposed research agenda.
- Patterns and predictors of mental healthcare utilization in schools and other service sectors among adolescents at risk for depression.
- School-Based Health Center Use and High School Dropout Rates—Reply.
- Taking evidence-based practices to school: Using expert opinion to develop a brief, evidence-informed school-based mental health intervention.
- Using modular psychotherapy in school mental health: Provider perspectives on intervention-setting fit.