Lisa Dixon

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Dr. Lisa Dixon is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where her primary research interests have focused on persons with severe mental illnesses who have co-morbid medical and substance use disorders, homelessness, and other vulnerabilities as well as on services to family members. She is the director of the Division of Services Research within the Department of Psychiatry at Maryland, and joined the Veterans Affairs Capital Health Care Network as Associate Director for Research at the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center. She was previously the Director of Education and Residency Training at Maryland.

Dixon received her Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Harvard in 1980 and her medical degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 1985. After completing her residency at the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic in 1989, she completed a research fellowship at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. She later earned a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Dixon has collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to establish the effectiveness of NAMI's Family to Family education program.