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.

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Recent Publications

Satellite Remote Sensing: A Tool to Support Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Recreational Health Advisories in a California Reservoir.
(2024 Feb)
Geohealth 8(2): e2023GH000941
Lopez Barreto BN, Hestir EL, Lee CM, Beutel MW

Using 3-D-Printed Structures to Evaluate the Potential Causes of the Color Doppler Twinkling Signature.
(2024 Feb 7)
Ultrasound Med Biol
Wood BG, Saracaydin R, Hara SA, Lee CU, Urban MW

Morning cannabis use in young adults: Associations with overall levels of use, negative consequences, and cannabis use disorder symptoms across 2.5 years.
(2024 Feb 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 256(): 111114
Calhoun BH, Walukevich-Dienst K, Graupensperger S, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Endotracheal tubes with dexamethasone eluting electrospun coating improve tissue mechanical function after upper airway injury.
(2024 Feb 3)
Sci Rep 14(1): 2821
Gonzales G, Malka R, Marinelli L, Lee CM, Miar S, Cook S, Dion GR, Guda T

Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis.
Breast J 2024(): 6693720
Dilaveri C, Degnim A, Lee C, DeSimone D, Moldoveanu D, Ghosh K

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