Jason Kilmer, PhD
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Jason R. Kilmer, Ph.D.             

Dr. Jason Kilmer received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1997, and currently works at the University of Washington in both a student affairs and a research capacity. Jason is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and serves as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use by college students. He is also the Assistant Director of Health and Wellness for Alcohol and Other Drug Education in the Division of Student Life, working with different areas across campus (including health, counseling, Greek life, residence life, and intercollegiate athletics) to increase student access to evidence-based approaches. Jason also serves as the chairperson of Washington's College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention.


For over a decade, Jason has been a co-investigator on studies involving norm perception, perceived risk, and brief interventions related to marijuana use by college students and young adults.  This work has also included efforts to identify the most salient and relevant unwanted effects of marijuana use among young adults with implications for prevention messaging and interventions. He is the principal investigator of Washington’s Young Adult Health Survey, a cross-sectional and longitudinal survey of 18-25 year olds in Washington to assess substance use and emerging prevention and intervention needs following marijuana legalization.  In his position in Student Life at the University of Washington, Jason is involved with the direct provision of prevention and intervention efforts addressing marijuana use.


Jason was the 2014 recipient of the National Prevention Network’s Award of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the field of prevention.


Representative publications include:

1.              Lee, C.M., Kilmer, J.R., Neighbors, C. Atkins, D.C., Zheng, C., Walker, D.D., & Larimer, M.E. (2013). Indicated prevention for college student marijuana use: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 702-709 [PMCID: PMC23750464]

2.              Lee, C.M., Neighbors, C., Kilmer, J.R., & Larimer, M.E. (2010). A brief, web-based personalized feedback selective intervention for college student marijuana use: A randomized clinical trial. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 265-273. [PMCID: PMC2891541]

3.              Kilmer, J.R., Hunt, S.B., Lee, C.M., & Neighbors, C. (2007). Marijuana use, risk perception, and consequences:  Is perceived risk congruent with reality?  Addictive Behaviors, 32, 3026-3033.

4.              Kilmer, J.R., Walker, D.D., Lee, C.M., Palmer, R.S., Mallett, K.A., Fabiano, P., & Larimer, M.E. (2006). Misperceptions of college student marijuana use: Implications for prevention. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 277-281.