Christine Lee, PhD

Personal Statement

The transition to adulthood is the developmental period when alcohol use, marijuana use, and their associated consequences reach their lifetime peak. My scholarly interests focus on the etiology and prevention of substance use behaviors and consequences during adolescence and young/early adulthood. I have developed a highly successful portfolio of work bridging developmental, social, and motivational theory with applied prevention and intervention techniques to strategically address high-risk behaviors during the transition to adulthood. My research addresses important questions regarding how recent marijuana legislation in Washington State impacts young adult marijuana use and consequences; what motivates young adults to engage in alcohol and marijuana use; how alcohol expectancies, alcohol use and consequences are linked in a natural feed-forward process that maintains high-risk behaviors; how developmental transitions and event timing influence use; and what are efficacious prevention and intervention strategies and for whom and under what conditions are these most effective.

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

The link between planning and doing: Daily-level associations between college students' plans for and use of alcohol-related protective behavioral strategies.
(2021 Apr 15)
Psychol Addict Behav
Fairlie AM, Hultgren BA, Lewis MA, Lee CM

Opioid toxicity due to CNS depressant polypharmacy: A case report.
(2021 Mar)
Ment Health Clin 11(2): 70-74
Lee C, Wanson A, Frangou S, Chong D, Halpape K

Epidemiologic characteristics associated with SARS-CoV-2 antigen-based test results, rRT-PCR cycle threshold values, subgenomic RNA, and viral culture results from university testing.
(2021 Apr 13)
Clin Infect Dis
Ford L, Lee C, Pray IW, Cole D, Bigouette JP, Abedi GR, Bushman D, Delahoy MJ, Currie DW, Cherney B, Kirby M, Fajardo G, Caudill M, Langolf K, Kahrs J, Zochert T, Kelly P, Pitts C, Lim A, Aulik N, Tamin A, Harcourt JL, Queen K, Zhang J, Whitaker B, Browne H, Medrzycki M, Shewmaker P, Bonenfant G, Zhou B, Folster J, Bankamp B, Bowen MD, Thornburg NJ, Goffard K, Limbago B, Bateman A, Tate JE, Gieryn D, Kirking HL, Westergaard R, Killerby M, CDC COVID-19 Surge Laboratory Group.

Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection associates with functional alterations in circulating microRNAs.
(2021 Apr 5)
Gastroenterology
Monaghan TM, Seekatz AM, Markham NO, Yau TO, Hatziapostolou M, Jilani T, Christodoulou N, Roach B, Birli E, Pomenya O, Louie T, Lacy DB, Kim P, Lee C, Kao D, Polytarchou C

Calendar Month Variation in Alcohol and Marijuana Use in a Community Sample of Young Adults.
(2021 Mar)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 82(2): 169-177
Fleming CB, Duckworth JC, Patrick ME, Fairlie AM, Abdallah DA, Lee CM

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