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Audrey M. Shillington, PhD

Inducted in 2019

Current Position

Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences, San Jose State University


MSW, Ph.D., Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Audrey M. Shillington serves as the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, at San Jose State University. Dr. Shillington received her MSW and PhD from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She was a NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow and received a Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology from the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at Washington University. Dr. Shillington was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior in 2016.

For fifteen years, Dr. Shillington was a professor at San Diego State University, where she helped establish and served as associate director for the Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services. She was also a research investigator at the Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health. Dr. Shillington has published in the areas of psychometrics, epidemiology, prevention, and intervention aimed at adolescent and young adult sexual and substance use risk behaviors. She has been principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, as well as state research grants totaling over $15 million. Dr. Shillington has also collaborated on multiple training grants resulting in more than $3 million in awards. Her current work is focused on prevention and intervention efforts in states with legalized recreational marijuana laws and policies.

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