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

An International Comparison of a Web-Based Personalized Feedback Intervention for Alcohol use During the Transition out of High School in the United States and Sweden.
(2021 Apr 5)
Prev Sci
Larimer ME, Witkiewitz K, Schwebel FJ, Lee CM, Lewis MA, Kilmer JR, Andersson C, Johnsson K, Dillworth T, Fossos-Wong N, Pace T, Grazioli VS, Berglund M

Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants as a "Red Flag" for Other Substance Use.
(2021 Mar 26)
Subst Use Misuse
Kilmer JR, Fossos-Wong N, Geisner IM, Yeh JC, Larimer ME, Cimini MD, Vincent KB, Allen HK, Barrall AL, Arria AM

A Marijuana Consequences Checklist for Young Adults with Implications for Brief Motivational Intervention Research.
(2020 Oct 24)
Prev Sci
Lee CM, Kilmer JR, Neighbors C, Cadigan JM, Fairlie AM, Patrick ME, Logan DE, Walter T, White HR

Social (Un)distancing: Teammate Interactions, Athletic Identity, and Mental Health of Student-Athletes During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2020 Nov)
J Adolesc Health 67(5): 662-670
Graupensperger S, Benson AJ, Kilmer JR, Evans MB

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

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