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 Co-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: DePaul University, Chicago
Residency: Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle
Fellowship: Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle

Department Affiliations

Training Programs

Research Institute for Implementation Science in Education (RIISE)

Recent Publications

Development of a method for Making Optimal Decisions for Intervention Flexibility during Implementation (MODIFI): A modified Delphi study.
(2023 Nov 2)
Res Sq
Brewer SK, Corbin CM, Baumann AA, Stirman SW, Jones JM, Pullmann MD, Lyon AR

The incremental association of implementation leadership and school personnel burnout beyond transformational leadership.
(2023 Sep 7)
Sch Psychol
Corbin CM, Lyon AR, Collins VK, Ehrhart MG, Goosey R, Locke J

Study protocol of a randomized trial of STRIPES: a schoolyear, peer-delivered high school intervention for students with ADHD.
(2023 Sep 5)
BMC Psychol 11(1): 268
Macphee FL, Brewer SK, Sibley MH, Graziano P, Raiker JS, Coxe SJ, Martin P, Van Dreel SJ, Rodriguez MO, Lyon AR, Page TF

Implementation resources to support teachers' use of behavioral classroom interventions: protocol of a randomized pilot trial.
(2023 Aug 25)
Pilot Feasibility Stud 9(1): 151
Lawson GM, Owens JS, Mandell DS, Tavlin S, Rufe S, Lyon AR, Eiraldi R, Power TJ

Teacher attitudes toward evidence-based practices: Exploratory and confirmatory analyses of the school-adapted evidence-based practice attitude scale.
(2023 Jan-Dec)
Implement Res Pract 4(): 26334895221151026
Merle JL, Cook CR, Locke JJ, Ehrhart MG, Brown EC, Davis CJ, Lyon AR

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