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

The Interaction Between General and Strategic Leadership and Climate on Their Multilevel Associations with Implementer Attitudes Toward Universal Prevention Programs for Youth Mental Health: A Cross-Sectional Study.
(2022 Dec 30)
Adm Policy Ment Health
Zhang Y, Cook C, Fallon L, Corbin C, Ehrhart M, Brown E, Locke J, Lyon A

Supporting the inclusion and retention of autistic students: Exploring teachers' and paraeducators' use of evidence-based practices in public elementary schools.
Front Psychiatry 13(): 961219
Locke J, Hernandez AM, Joshi M, Hugh ML, Bravo A, Osuna A, Pullmann MD

Accessible, Equitable, and Personalized Care for Autistic Individuals.
(2022 Sep 3)
J Clin Med 11(17):
Bearss K, Kim SJ, Locke J

Testing a Theory of Implementation Leadership and Climate Across Autism Evidence-Based Interventions of Varying Complexity.
(2022 Sep)
Behav Ther 53(5): 900-912
Williams NJ, Hugh ML, Cooney DJ, Worley JA, Locke J

Leading the charge in the education sector: development and validation of the School Implementation Leadership Scale (SILS).
(2022 Jul 19)
Implement Sci 17(1): 48
Lyon AR, Corbin CM, Brown EC, Ehrhart MG, Locke J, Davis C, Picozzi E, Aarons GA, Cook CR

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