Lisa Dixon, The Promises and Challenges of Scaling Up Early Psychosis Programs

Lisa Dixon is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center where she directs the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research and the Center for Practice Innovations at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. 

She will present her keynote: The Promise and Challenges of Scaling Up Early Psychosis Programs, at the Summer Institute luncheon on Thursday, July 20. 

Dr. Dixon is an internationally recognized health services researcher with over 25 years of continuous research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the VA and foundations. She oversees activities for the New York State Office of Mental Health and leads the innovative program, OnTrackNY, a Statewide initiative designed to improve outcomes and reduce disability for the population of individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Dr. Dixon’s grants have focused on improving the quality of care for individuals with serious mental disorders with a particular emphasis on services that include families, reducing the negative impact of co-occurring addictions and medical problems, and improving treatment engagement and adherence.  Dr. Dixon’s work has joined individuals engaged in self-help, outpatient psychiatric care, as well as clinicians and policy makers in collaborative research endeavors. Dr. Dixon assumed the role of editor in chief of the journal, Psychiatric Services in January, 2017.