M. Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D., FCCP, DABCP, BCPP
Behrens Inc. Centennial Professor of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
M. Lynn Crismon is the Behrens Centennial Professor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy and Professor of Psychiatry in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2007 until 2020 he served as Dean and James T. Doluisio Regents Chair of the College of Pharmacy. He received his BS in Pharmacy from The University of Oklahoma and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a joint degree program of UT Austin and UT Health San Antonio. He completed residencies in pharmacy practice at the USPHS Gallup Indian Medical Center and in psychiatric pharmacy at The University of Texas and San Antonio State Hospital. He is board-certified in psychiatric pharmacy, and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology. His research has focused on strategies to improve the pharmacotherapy and health outcomes of adults and children with severe mental disorders. He was one of the lead investigators in the Texas Medication Algorithm Project and the Children’s Medication Algorithm Project. Since 2004, he has helped lead the development and revision of psychotropic medication prescribing parameters for use in children and youth residing in Texas foster care with the 6th edition released in 2019 as the Psychotropic medication utilization parameters for children and youth in Texas Public Behavioral Health. He has published over 260 articles, chapters, or handbooks. He is past chair of the AACP Council of Deans and a past AACP board member. He served as a member of the ACCP Board of Regents, the ACCP Research Institute Board of Trustees, and the NIPTE Board of Directors. He was the first chair of the BPS Specialty Council on Psychiatric Pharmacy, and he is currently chair of the ASHP Foundation Research Advisory Council. He served as a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee that developed the 2019 consensus report Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being which received the 2021 James A. Hamilton Book Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Disclosure: Dr Crismon has no financial relationship(s) to disclose.