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

A quality improvement intervention to decrease the decline in renal function in pediatric liver transplant recipients.
(2023 Mar 20)
Pediatr Transplant
Batsis I, Elisofon S, Ferguson M, Jonas M, Kimball B, Lee C, Mitchell P, Fawaz R

Sexual minority stress and substance use: An investigation of when and under what circumstances minority stress predicts alcohol and cannabis use at the event-level.
(2023 Mar 16)
J Psychopathol Clin Sci
Dyar C, Lee CM, Rhew IC, Kaysen D

Alcohol and marijuana use predicting next-day absenteeism and engagement at school and work: A daily study of young adults.
(2023 Feb 21)
Addict Behav 142(): 107670
Duckworth JC, Graupensperger S, Schultz NR, Gilson MS, Fairlie AM, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Genome Sequences from a Reemergence of Vibrio cholerae in Haiti, 2022 Reveal Relatedness to Previously Circulating Strains.
(2023 Mar 23)
J Clin Microbiol 61(3): e0014223
Walters C, Chen J, Stroika S, Katz LS, Turnsek M, Compère V, Im MS, Gomez S, McCullough A, Landaverde C, Putney J, Caidi H, Folster J, Carleton HA, Boncy J, Lee CC

Cronobacter sakazakii Infections in Two Infants Linked to Powdered Infant Formula and Breast Pump Equipment - United States, 2021 and 2022.
(2023 Mar 3)
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 72(9): 223-226
Haston JC, Miko S, Cope JR, McKeel H, Walters C, Joseph LA, Griswold T, Katz LS, Andújar AA, Tourdot L, Rounds J, Vagnone P, Medus C, Harris J, Geist R, Neises D, Wiggington A, Smith T, Im MS, Wheeler C, Smith P, Carleton HA, Lee CC

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