Jill Locke, PhD

Jill Locke, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Co-Director of the School Mental Health Assessment Research and Training (SMART) Center, and a licensed child psychologist. To date, her research has focused on the: 1) presentation of social impairment for autistic youth; 2) identification of best practices for autistic youth; and 3) understanding of successful implementation and sustainment of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for autistic youth in public school settings. Her current research focuses on understanding EBP use to support autistic youth in inclusive settings and developing and testing implementation strategies to support the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of EBPs in public schools.


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2012
PhD, UCLA, 2010
MA, UCLA, 2007
BA, UCLA, 2005

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

"On an island by myself": implications for the inclusion of autistic students in self-contained classrooms in public elementary schools.
Front Psychiatry 14(): 1241892
Ahlers K, Hugh ML, Tagavi D, Eayrs C, Hernandez AM, Ho T, Locke J

Educators' experiences and reflections on the implementation of evidence-based practices for autistic students in public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2023 Jan-Dec)
Implement Res Pract 4(): 26334895231189197
Hernandez AM, Michael O, Canning G, Joshi M, Osuna A, Locke J

The incremental association of implementation leadership and school personnel burnout beyond transformational leadership.
(2023 Sep 7)
Sch Psychol
Corbin CM, Lyon AR, Collins VK, Ehrhart MG, Goosey R, Locke J

The relationship between school mental health service use in high school and educational outcomes of adolescents with psychiatric disorders.
(2023 Jul 19)
Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry
Kang-Yi CD, Arnold KT, Tieu T, Olubiyi O, Xie M, Lawson GM, Locke J, Pisciella AE

Concordance of multiple informant assessment of school-based social skills intervention and association with child outcomes: Results from a randomized trial.
(2023 Jan-Dec)
Implement Res Pract 4(): 26334895231154289
Tagavi DM, Ahlers K, Bravo A, McVey AJ, Locke J

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