Jason Kilmer, PhD

Personal Statement

The focus of my research has primarily been the development, implementation, and evaluation of brief interventions and prevention efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms among college students and other young adults. Professionally, I have more than 20 years of experience conducting research on substance abuse etiology and prevention with high school students, college students, and young adults. For many of our NIAAA- and NIDA-funded projects, I have played a significant part in intervention development for studies using personalized graphic feedback (delivered either in-person or on the web). I have a strong interest in efforts to bridge the gap between science and practice, including ways to bring empirically-supported approaches to scale, and always appreciate opportunities to teach, train, present, and put the spotlight on science.


Clinical Psychology/Addictive Behaviors, University of Washington, 1997-1999
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 1993-1997
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 1991-1993
BS, Psychology, University of Washington, 1987-1991

Department Affiliations

Teaching Philosophy

​I approach teaching with enthusiasm for the material and the hope that I can excite students, trainees, and/or workshop participants about the content as well. My philosophy about teaching is that an engaged group of students is a learning group of students. I incorporate humor, when appropriate to the subject matter and setting, and emphasize participation by students whenever possible.

Recent Publications

Trends in Alcohol, Cigarette, E-Cigarette, and Nonprescribed Pain Reliever Use Among Young Adults in Washington State After Legalization of Nonmedical Cannabis.
(2022 May 9)
J Adolesc Health
Fleming CB, Ramirez JJ, Rhew IC, Hultgren BA, Hanson KG, Larimer ME, Dilley JA, Kilmer JR, Guttmannova K

Investigating Why and How Young Adults Use Protective Behavioral Strategies for Alcohol and Marijuana Use: Protocol for Developing a Randomized Controlled Trial.
(2022 Apr 19)
JMIR Res Protoc 11(4): e37106
Lewis MA, Litt DM, Fairlie AM, Kilmer JR, Kannard E, Resendiz R, Walker T

Cannabis Use Among Young Adults in Washington State After Legalization of Nonmedical Cannabis.
(2022 Apr)
Am J Public Health 112(4): 638-645
Kilmer JR, Rhew IC, Guttmannova K, Fleming CB, Hultgren BA, Gilson MS, Cooper RL, Dilley J, Larimer ME

Associations of cannabis retail outlet availability and neighborhood disadvantage with cannabis use and related risk factors among young adults in Washington State.
(2022 Mar 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 232(): 109332
Rhew IC, Guttmannova K, Kilmer JR, Fleming CB, Hultgren BA, Hurvitz PM, Dilley JA, Larimer ME

Thirty years of BASICS: Dissemination and implementation progress and challenges.
(2021 Dec 16)
Psychol Addict Behav
Larimer ME, Kilmer JR, Cronce JM, Hultgren BA, Gilson MS, Lee CM

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