Lisa A. Razzano


University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Psychiatric Institute
1601 W. Taylor Street, (M/C 912)
Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 413-0323
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Marie M. Hamilton, 312-413-0371, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Burke-Miller, J.K., Razzano, L.A., Grey, D.D., Blyler, C.R., & Cook, J.A. (2012). Best practice supported employment outcomes for transition age youth and young adults. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 35(3), 171-179.

Salina, D.D., Razzano, L.A., Lesondak, L.M., & Parenti, B. (2011). Addressing unmet needs in incarcerated women with co-occurring disorders Journal of Social Services Research, 37(4), 365-378.

Razzano, L.A., Jonikas, J.A., Goelitz, M.A., Hamilton, M.M., Marvin, R., Jones-Martinez, N., Ortiz, D., Garrido, M. & Cook, J.A. (2010). The Recovery Education in the Academy Program (REAP): Transforming academic curricula with the principles of recovery and self-determination. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34(2), 130-136.

Cook, J.A., Razzano, L.A., & Jonikas, J.A. (2009). Cultural Diversity and How It May Differ for Programs and Providers Serving People with Psychiatric Disabilities In F. Balcazar, Y. Suarez-Balcazar, T. Taylor-Ritzler, & C. Keys (Eds.), Race, culture and disability: Rehabilitation science and practice. Jones and Bartlett: Boston, MA

Hamilton, M.M., Razzano, L.A., & Martin, N.B. (2007). The relationship between type and quality of social support & HIV medication adherence. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 6(1/2), 39-63.

Razzano, L.A., Cook, J.A., Hamilton, M.M., Hughes, T.L., & Matthews, A.K. (2006). Predictors of mental health services use among lesbian and heterosexual women. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(4), 289-298.

Razzano, L.A., Hamilton, M.M., & Perloff, J.K. (2006). Work status, benefits, and financial resources among people with HIV/AIDS. Work, 27, 235-245.

Cook, J.A., Leff, H.S., Blyler, C.R., Gold, P.G., Goldberg, R.W., Mueser, K.T., Toprac, M.G., McFarlane, W.R., Shafer, M.S., Blankertz, L.E., Dudek, K., Razzano, L.A., Grey, D.D., & Burke-Miller, J.B. (2005). Results of a multi-site randomized implementation effectiveness trial of supported employment interventions for individuals with severe mental illness. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 505-512.

Razzano, L.A., Cook, J.A., Burke-Miller, J.K., et al. (2005). Clinical factors associated with employment among people with severe mental illness: Findings from the Employment Intervention Demonstration Program. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193(11), 705-713.

Razzano, L.A. & Hamilton, M.M. (2005). Health-related barriers to employment among people with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 22(3), 179-188.

Lisa A. Razzano, PhD, CPRP

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Deputy Director, CMHSRP

Dr. Razzano is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Director for the CMHSRP. She also holds a certification as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP). Dr. Razzano also services as Director of Graduate Studies for the UIC College of Medicine where she has primary oversight for the James Scholar Research Program for advanced medical students. Currently, Dr. Razzano is the Principal Investigator (PI), co-Investigator (co-I), or Evaluation Director (ED) for multiple federally funded studies of mental health service and treatment programs, recognized internationally as an expert on mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation, and services research, with particular expertise in vocational rehabilitation and employment, treatment adherence, and special topics, including the mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS and integrated health and mental health programs. She is a member of the editorial boards of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal and Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, among others. Dr. Razzano has received several awards for her contributions to the field, including the Armin Loeb Research Award for exemplary scholarship and contributions to the field from the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) in 2005, the John M. Davis Research Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Chicago in 2007, the UIC Mentor of the Year Award in May 2009, a UIC Excellence in Teaching Award (2011), and the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group’s Researcher of the Year Award in 2012. She also is an elected member of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Emotional Disturbance (SMI/ED). Dr. Razzano was elected to and served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association from 2012-2014, as well as serves on the Board of Directors of Thresholds, Inc.

Mental health services; integrated physical and mental health issues; treatment adherence; mental health and HIV/AIDS.

Member, American Psychological Association
Member, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions; Promoting Health, Empowerment, & Community Integration Among People with HIV/AIDS; Enhancing the Medical Education Curriculum to Address Health Disparities among

People with Serious Mental Illness