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. Profesionally, 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). With half of my FTE at the University of Washington involving work in the Division of Student Life as the Assistant Director of Health & Wellness for Alcohol & Other Drug Education, I also have a strong interest in efforts to bridge the gap between science and practice, including ways to bring emprically-supported approaches to scale. 


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

Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among College Students: Patterns, Correlates, Norms, and Consequences.
(2019 Jul)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 43(7): 1545-1555
White HR, Kilmer JR, Fossos-Wong N, Hayes K, Sokolovsky AW, Jackson KM

NIAAA's College Alcohol Intervention Matrix.
Alcohol Res 39(1): 43-47
Cronce JM, Toomey TL, Lenk K, Nelson TF, Kilmer JR, Larimer ME

Developing Text Messages to Reduce Community College Student Alcohol Use.
(2018 Jul 1)
Am J Health Behav 42(4): 70-79
Lewis MA, Cadigan JM, Cronce JM, Kilmer JR, Suffoletto B, Walter T, Lee CM

Perceived academic benefit is associated with nonmedical prescription stimulant use among college students.
(2018 Jan)
Addict Behav 76(): 27-33
Arria AM, Geisner IM, Cimini MD, Kilmer JR, Caldeira KM, Barrall AL, Vincent KB, Fossos-Wong N, Yeh JC, Rhew I, Lee CM, Subramaniam GA, Liu D, Larimer ME

Do college students improve their grades by using prescription stimulants nonmedically?
(2017 Feb)
Addict Behav 65(): 245-249
Arria AM, Caldeira KM, Vincent KB, O'Grady KE, Cimini MD, Geisner IM, Fossos-Wong N, Kilmer JR, Larimer ME

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