Aaron Lyon, PhD

Personal Statement

My research focuses on increasing the accessibility, efficiency, and effectiveness of community- and school-based interventions for children, adolescents, and families. I am particularly interested in (1) the identification 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 schools; (2) development of individual- and organization-level implementation strategies to promote adoption and sustainment of evidence-based psychosocial interventions within a multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) framework; and (3) human-centered design (and redesign) of psychosocial and digital technologies to improve their implementability, accessibility, and effectiveness. I am the founder and Director of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center, dually housed in UW’s School of Medicine and College of Education.


PhD: Clinical Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago
Residency: Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle
Fellowship: Mental Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Inter-organizational alignment and implementation outcomes in integrated mental healthcare for children and adolescents: a cross-sectional observational study.
(2024 May 27)
Implement Sci 19(1): 36
Zhang Y, Larson M, Ehrhart MG, King K, Locke J, Cook CR, Lyon AR

Associations among educators' beliefs, intervention fidelity, and student outcomes in school-wide positive behavior interventions, and supports: A school-level moderated mediation analysis.
(2024 May 2)
Sch Psychol
Zhang Y, Fallon L, Larson M, Browning Wright D, Cook CR, Lyon AR

Correction: Leveraging human-centered design and causal pathway diagramming toward enhanced specifcation and development of innovative implementation strategies: a case example of an outreach tool to address racial inequities in breast cancer screening.
(2024 Apr 25)
Implement Sci Commun 5(1): 47
Marcotte LM, Langevin R, Hempstead BH, Ganguly A, Lyon AR, Weiner BJ, Akinsoto N, Houston PL, Fang V, Hsieh G

Similarities and Differences Between Pragmatic Trials and Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials.
(2024 Apr 16)
J Gen Intern Med
Fortney JC, Curran GM, Lyon AR, Check DK, Flum DR

Bridging HCI and Implementation Science for Innovation Adoption and Public Health Impact.
(2023 Apr)
Ext Abstr Hum Factors Computing Syst 2023():
Lyon A, Munson SA, Reddy M, Schueller SM, Agapie E, Yarosh S, Dopp AR, von Thiele Schwarz U, Doherty G, Graham AK, Kruzan K, Kornfeld R

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