Jill Locke, PhD

Jill Locke, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, a licensed child psychologist and the former co-Director of the SMART Center from 2020-23. 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

Inter-organizational alignment and implementation outcomes in integrated mental healthcare for children and adolescents: a cross-sectional observational study.
(2024 May 27)
Implement Sci 19(1): 36
Zhang Y, Larson M, Ehrhart MG, King K, Locke J, Cook CR, Lyon AR

Helping Educational Leaders Mobilize Evidence (HELM): The iterative redesign of the Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation (LOCI) intervention for use in schools.
(2024 Jan-Dec)
Implement Res Pract 5(): 26334895241242523
Locke J, Corbin CM, Collins VK, Ehrhart MG, Goosey R, Hatch K, Espeland C, Cook CR, Lyon AR

Inter-Organizational Alignment and Implementation Outcomes in Integrated Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study.
(2024 Jan 2)
Res Sq
Zhang Y, Larson M, Ehrhart MG, King K, Lyon AR, Locke J, Cook C

"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

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