Beau Kilmer

Beau Kilmer
Beau Kilmer
Senior Policy Researcher / RAND

Beau Kilmer is a visiting scholar at NYU Marron’s Crime and Justice Program and a senior policy researcher at RAND. He co-directs RAND’s Drug Policy Research Centerand is a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He received a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University, M.P.P from the University of California, Berkeley, and B.A. from Michigan State University.  Dr. Kilmer’s work currently focuses on public health and public safety, with a special emphasis on crime control, substance use, illicit markets, and public policy. Kilmer's research has appeared in leading journals such asAddictionAmerican Journal of Public HealthLancet PsychiatryProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and his commentaries have been published by The New York Times, The Los Angeles TimesUSA TodayWall Street Journal, CNN, and other outlets. The second edition of his co-authored book, Marijuana Legalization, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.  Based on his co-authored research about24/7 Sobriety, Dr. Kilmer received a NHSTA Public Service Award for his work on impaired driving.