Aaron Lyon, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Co-Director of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center, an implementation research and technical assistance center focused on education sector service provision (http://depts.washington.edu/uwsmart/). He also directs the Methods Core of the UW ALACRITY Center (https://www.uwalacrity.org/) and is Associate Editor for the journal Implementation Research and Practice (https://journals.sagepub.com/home/IRP). Dr. Lyon’s research focuses on increasing the accessibility, efficiency, and effectiveness of community- and school-based behavioral health interventions for children, adolescents, and families. He is 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; and (3) human-centered design (and redesign) of psychosocial and digital technologies to improve their implementability, accessibility, and effectiveness. Dr. Lyon is Principal Investigator on multiple active grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Institute of Education Sciences.

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