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  2. Lisa A. Razzano

Lisa A. Razzano PhD CPRP

Lisa A. Razzano
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UIC Department of Psychiatry
  • Deputy Director, Center on Mental Health Services Research & Policy
  • Director of Graduate Studies, UIC College of Medicine
  • Director of Research, Thresholds
Contact Information
  • razzano [at]
  • (312) 413-0323
  • (312) 355-0753
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:488

Lisa A. Razzano, PhD, CPRP is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and Director for the James Scholar Program at the UIC College of Medicine. Dr. Razzano is recognized internationally for her funded research and workforce development programs focusing on mental health recovery, physical health co-morbidities, mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS, and community intervention and services research. Her contributions have been recognized with awards including career contributions from the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Researcher of the Year from the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, the UIC Chancellor’s Award for Mentor of the Year, and a UIC Excellence in Teaching Award, among others. Dr. Razzano is a Subtheme Leader for Human Growth and Development for the College’s curriculum redesign and a Scholar for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow. Dr. Razzano has served on scientific and government review panels, national executive boards, including service as national chair for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and as an elected member of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbance.

  • Selected Publications

    Swarbrick, M.A., Cook, J.A., Razzano, L.A. et al. (2017). Predictors of current smoking among adults served by the public mental health system. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. DOI: 10.1080/15504263.2017.1296603.

    Cook, J.A., Razzano, L.A., Jonikas, J.A. et al., (2016). Correlates of co-occurring diabetes and obesity among community mental health program members with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, DOI: 10.1176/

    Razzano, L.A., Cook, J.A., Yost, C. et al. (2015). Factors associated with co-occurring medical conditions among adults with serious mental disorders. Schizophrenia Research, 161, 458–464.

    Razzano, L.A., Hamilton, M.M., Pashka, N.J. et al. (2015). Employment Outcomes for Individuals with HIV/AIDS & Co-Occurring Mental Health Factors. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 18(1), 19-41.

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

    Razzano, L.A., Jonikas, J.A., Goelitz, M.A. et al. (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.