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

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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

The association between cannabis use and risk of non-medical pain reliever misuse onset among young adults in a legal cannabis context.
(2023 Aug)
Addict Behav 143(): 107711
Rhew IC, Le VT, Ramirez JJ, Fleming CB, Kilmer JR, Delawalla MLM, Hultgren BA, Lee CM, Larimer ME, Guttmannova K

Assessing Adolescent Vaping Norms and Perceptions in a Statewide Multi-Community Project.
Subst Use Misuse 58(3): 428-433
Linkenbach JW, Lubbers DT, Brandon JM, Ooms JD, Langenberg AJ, Kilmer JR

Prom, graduation and parties: Alcohol use and normative perceptions among high school seniors during specific events.
(2023 Mar)
Addict Behav 138(): 107569
Gilson MS, Kilmer JR, Lee CM, Larimer ME

Injunctive and descriptive normative feedback for college drinking prevention: Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
(2023 May)
Psychol Addict Behav 37(3): 447-461
Larimer ME, Graupensperger S, Lewis MA, Cronce JM, Kilmer JR, Atkins DC, Lee CM, Garberson LA, Walter T, Ghaidarov TM, Hummer JF, Neighbors C, LaBrie JW

Associations Between Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Smoking and Alcohol Use Behaviors in a Large Statewide Sample.
(2023 Apr)
J Community Health 48(2): 260-268
Graupensperger S, Kilmer JR, Olson DCD, Linkenbach JW

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