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

Patterns, Consequences, and Motives in Simultaneous Use of Prescription Stimulant Medication with Alcohol and Marijuana.
Subst Use Misuse 56(13): 1972-1981
Fossos-Wong N, Kilmer JR, W Sokolovsky A, Lee HY, Jackson KM, White HR

Daily-level effects of alcohol, marijuana, and simultaneous use on young adults' perceived sleep health.
(2021 Jul 22)
Graupensperger S, Fairlie AM, Vitiello MV, Kilmer JR, Larimer ME, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for Community College Students (BASICCS): Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of web-conferencing BASICCS and supporting automated text messages.
(2021 Jun 10)
Psychol Addict Behav
Lee CM, Cadigan JM, Kilmer JR, Cronce JM, Suffoletto B, Walter T, Fleming CB, Lewis MA

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 Jul)
Prev Sci 22(5): 670-682
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.
Subst Use Misuse 56(7): 941-949
Kilmer JR, Fossos-Wong N, Geisner IM, Yeh JC, Larimer ME, Cimini MD, Vincent KB, Allen HK, Barrall AL, Arria AM

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