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The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services awarded Jason Kilmer, PhD, with a 2017 Award of Excellence in the Prevention Professional category. By nominating Dr. Kilmer, his colleagues gave special recognition to his exemplary contributions in preventing substance abuse.

Kilmer 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. Kilmer also serves as the chairperson of Washington’s College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Dr. Kilmer has been project faculty for several national learning collaboratives, including NYU’s National College Depression Partnership, Dartmouth’s National College Health Improvement Program (NCHIP), and the NCAA’s 360 Proof project. He was one of the six members of the development team for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM), which summarizes individually- and environmentally-focused approaches to reduce the harms associated with college student alcohol use.