Aaron Lyon

Aaron Lyon

University of Washington

lyona@uw.edu

Aaron R. Lyon, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the University of Washington’s (UW) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is also Director of the UW School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center. 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, design, 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) drawing from the field of user-centered design to promote flexible and effective implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions; and (3) development and adaptation of health-information technologies to support mental health service quality. He 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. He is also the Methods Core Lead of a National Institute of Mental Health ALACRITY P50 Center (PI: Arean) focused on integrating user-centered design and implementation science. As Director of SMART, he is Co-Investigator on an Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral training training grant (PI: Bruns) to prepare early career scientists to conduct implementation research in the education sector.