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. Jason was the 2014 recipient of the National Prevention Network’s Award of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the field of 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. Collectively, this experience has laid the foundation for his role as 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