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

Development and validation of an interpretable neural network for prediction of postoperative in-hospital mortality.
(2021 Jan 8)
NPJ Digit Med 4(1): 8
Lee CK, Samad M, Hofer I, Cannesson M, Baldi P

The Impact of COVID-19 on Job Prospects and Educational Training for Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellows.
(2020 Dec 30)
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr Publish Ahead of Print():
Irastorza LE, Hopson P, Ta A, Kemme S, Mallon D, Lee CK

Craving management: Exploring factors that influence momentary craving-related risk of cannabis use among young adults.
(2021 Apr)
Addict Behav 115(): 106750
Enkema MC, Hallgren KA, Bowen S, Lee CM, Larimer ME

Performance of an Antigen-Based Test for Asymptomatic and Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Testing at Two University Campuses - Wisconsin, September-October 2020.
(2021 Jan 1)
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 69(5152): 1642-1647
Pray IW, Ford L, Cole D, Lee C, Bigouette JP, Abedi GR, Bushman D, Delahoy MJ, Currie D, Cherney B, Kirby M, Fajardo G, Caudill M, Langolf K, Kahrs J, Kelly P, Pitts C, Lim A, Aulik N, Tamin A, Harcourt JL, Queen K, Zhang J, Whitaker B, Browne H, Medrzycki M, Shewmaker P, 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.

Systematic review of Marburg virus vaccine nonhuman primate studies and human clinical trials.
(2021 Jan 8)
Vaccine 39(2): 202-208
Dulin N, Spanier A, Merino K, Hutter JN, Waterman PE, Lee C, Hamer MJ

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