Aaron R. Lyon, Ph.D.
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.
Implementation Science; Health Information Technology; Mental Health Services Research; School Mental Health
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
- "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.
- 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.