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  • Name: Beau Kilmer

    Job Title: Director

    Company Name: RAND Drug Policy Research Center

    Bio: Beau Kilmer is the director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research lies at the intersection of public health and public safety, with special emphasis on crime control, substance use, illicit markets, and public policy. Some of his current projects include analyzing the consequences of cannabis legalization; measuring the effect of 24/7 Sobriety programs on DUI, domestic violence, and mortality; facilitating San Francisco's Street-level Drug Dealing Task Force; and assessing the evidence and arguments made about implementing heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites in the United States.

    Bio 2: Kilmer's publications have appeared in leading journals such as New England Journal of Medicine and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and his commentaries have been published by CNN, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Newsweek, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and other outlets. His coauthored book on cannabis legalization was published by Oxford University Press and the second edition was released in 2016.

    Bio 3: Kilmer received a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Public Service Award for his “leadership and innovation in the areas of alcohol and drug-impaired driving program and policy research” and his co-authored work on 24/7 Sobriety received honourable mention for the Behavioural Exchange Award for Outstanding Research. He received his B.A. in international relations from Michigan State University, M.P.P. from UC Berkeley, and Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.