Jason Williams, PhD
Research Scientist, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

University of Washington, Box 354805
Seattle, WA 98195-4805

tel: 206-543-4704
ORCID: 0000-0002-5355-3210

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Jason Williams has worked in the social sciences as an evaluator for many years at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and Casey Family Programs. As a quantitative researcher, he works to inform public policy in ares such as poverty, obesity, child welfare, education, and now at ADAI, drug use epidemiology. As a graduate student he was a member of the first cohort of Social Policy Research Fellows, and completed a research placement with the Washington State Department of Health analyzing Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey data.

Jason designed the Washington State Opioid/Major Drug Interactive Data website, a data visualization resource that offers a series of interactive data charts and maps featuring Washington state data related to overdose deaths, treatment admissions, statewide opioid sales, and police evidence testing data for opioids and other drugs.

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  • BA, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 1992
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Saint Louis University, 2000
  • PhD, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, 2013

Research Interests:

  • Data Analysis
  • Database Management
  • Econometrics
  • Human Services Policy
  • Poverty
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Statistical Analysis

Honors & Awards:

  • 2008 Hubert M. Blalock Fellowship

Updated: 5/2017

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