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Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH

Dr. Dixon is a professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center and director of the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research within the Department of Psychiatry. She also directs the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. As CPI director, she oversees activities for the New York State Office of Mental Health in implementing evidenced-based practices for persons diagnosed with serious mental illness. She is leading OnTrackNY, an innovative statewide initiative designed to improve outcomes and reduce disability for the population of individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis.

Dr. Dixon conducts health services research that focuses on improving the quality of care for persons with serious mental illness including increasing metabolic monitoring, reducing smoking, increasing consumer-driven family involvement in care, and reducing disability among persons who are early in the course of a psychotic illness. 


Research Interests

Psychotic Disorders, personality disorders, depression, psychiatry, adjustment disorder, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, insomnia, mental health, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, psychopharmacology, psychosis, psychotherapy


Grants

Dr. Dixon’s active grants are listed below. Prior grants can be found here.


Promoting Hope and Opportunities for Youth with Early Psychosis (2019-2021)

Role: Collaborator. Funding source: SAMHSA.


Web‐Based Therapist Training on Complicated Grief (2019-2021)

Role: Subcontract principal investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


An Information tecHnology approach to implEmenting depression treAtment in caRdiac

patienTs (iHeart Trial) (2018-2023)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NHLBI.


OnTrackChile for First Episode Psychosis (2018-2023)

Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


PrOSPECT: Prevention of Symptoms and Psychosis Through Education and Cognitive Therapy (2018-

2022)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: SAMHSA.


Statistical Methods for the Assessment of Social Engagement in Psychosis Using Digital

Technologies (2018-2022)

Role: Co-mentor. Funding source: NIMH.


Does the Addition of Cognitive Remediation to Coordinated Specialty Care Service Improve

Functional Outcome? (2018-2021)

Role:  Co-investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


Optimizing and Personalizing Interventions for Schizophrenia Across the Lifespan (OPAL) (2018-2021)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


Preventing Postpartum Depression: A Dyadic Approach adjunctive to Obstetric Care (2017-2022)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NIH.


The Neurobiology of Violence in a Psychosis-Risk Cohort (2017-2022)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


Addressing Psychiatrist Workforce Shortages in the U.S. with Psychiatric Advanced Practice

Registered Nurses (2017-2020)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


Early Stage Identification and Engagement to Reduce Duration of Untreated Psychosis (EaSIE) (2017-2020)

Role: Consultant. Funding source: NIMH.


Family psychoeducation for adults with psychotic disorders in Tanzania (2017-2020)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


OnTrack: An Online Role-Playing Game (2017-2020)

Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


A Trial of Opening Doors to Recovery for Persons with Serious Mental Illness (2017-2019)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


Development of an Evidence-Based Evaluation for Life is Precious™: Phase II, New York Community Trust (2017-2019)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: New York Community Trust.


OnTrackNY with the Option of Social Network Meetings, Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health

Care (2017-2019)

Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.


Early Intervention Mental Health Demonstration Study, Social Security Administration (2016-2022)

Role: Co- investigator. Funding source: Social Security Administration.


Hospital Discharge Planning and Transition to Outpatient Psychiatric Care (2016-2021)

Role: Co- investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


Zero Suicide Implementation and Evaluation in Outpatient Mental Health Clinics (2016-2021)

Role: Co- investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


CSC OnDemand: An Innovative Online Learning Platform for Implementing Coordinated

Specialty Care (2016-2020)

Role: Co- investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


VISN 5 MIRECC (2016-2020)

Role: Principal investigator.

Funding source: VA Maryland Health Center.


IPA for VISN 3 MIRECC (2016-2019)

Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: JJP VA Medical Center.


OnTrack>An Online Role-Playing Game (2014-2020)

Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: NIMH.


Suicide Prevention Training (2014-2020)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NYS-OMH.


Improving Life Trajectories for Youth With Early Psychosis (2014-2019)

Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: SAMHSA.


Recovery to Practice (2014-2019)

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: SAMHSA via AHP.


ACT Training (2009-2020)

Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: NYS-OMH.


COD Training (2009-2020)        

Role: Co-investigator. Funding source: NYS-OMH.


Center for Practice Innovations (2007-2020)

Role: Principal investigator. Funding source: NYS-OMH.


Clinical Trials

OnTrackNY With the Option of Social Network Meetings

Start date: April 2018. Completion date: January 2019.

 

Multi-disciplinary Treatment for Patients Experiencing First Episode of Psychosis

Start date: October 2010. Completion date: August 2016.

 

Effectiveness of the Screen, Test, Immunize, Reduce Risk, and Refer (STIRR) 

Start date: February 2006. Completion date: August 2012.


Publications (Selected)

A full list of Dr. Dixon’s publications can be found here.

Dixon LB, Goldman HH, Srihari VH, Kane JM. Transforming the treatment of schizophrenia in the U.S.: The RAISE initiativeAnnual Review of Clinical Psychology, 2018.

Dixon LB., Glynn SM, Cohen AN, Drapalski AL, Medoff D, Potts W, Fang LJ, Gioia D. Outcomes of a brief program, REORDER, to promote consumer recovery and family involvement in carePsychiatric Services, 2014.

Goldberg RW, Reeves G, Tapscott S, Medoff D, Dickerson F, Goldberg AP, Ryan AS, Fang LJ, Dixon LB.  "MOVE!": Outcomes of a weight loss program modified for veterans with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 2013.

Dixon L, Lucksted A, Medoff D, Burland J, Stewart B, Lehman A, Fang L, Sturm V, Brown C, Murray-Swank A. Outcomes of a randomized study of a peer-taught family to family education program for mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 2011.

Dixon L, Goldberg R, Iannone V, Lucksted A, Brown C, Kreyenbuhl J, Fang L, Potts W. Use of a critical time intervention to promote continuity of care after psychiatric inpatient hospitalization for severe mental illnessPsychiatric Services, 2009.

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