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

Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms after endonasal skull base surgery.
(2023 Sep 11)
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol
Grimm D, Daum R, Castro Silva BR, Lee CK, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Nayak JV, Patel ZM, Hwang PH, Chang MT

A new way to visualize prostate brachytherapy needles using ultrasound color Doppler and needle surface modifications.
(2023 Aug 29)
Dupere JM, Brost EE, Uthamaraj S, Lee CU, Urban MW, Stish BJ, Deufel CL

A longitudinal analysis of monthly changes in substance use in relation to negative consequences from alcohol and cannabis use in a community sample of young adults.
(2023 Aug 30)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs
Fleming CB, Walukevich-Dienst K, Calhoun BH, Lee CM

Effect of continuous local dexamethasone on tissue biomechanics and histology after inhalational burn in a preclinical model.
(2023 Aug)
Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 8(4): 939-945
Malka R, Gonzales G, Detar W, Marinelli L, Lee CM, Isaac A, Miar S, Cook S, Guda T, Dion GR

Nodular amyloidosis presenting like a primary scarring alopecia.
(2023 Aug 11)
J Cutan Pathol
Gulotta AP, Collins JM, England JR, Lew JL, Lee CM

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