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

Urgent and emergent breast lesions - A primer for the general radiologist, on-call resident and sonographer.
(2022 May)
Australas J Ultrasound Med 25(2): 54-65
Bhatt AA, Woodard GA, Lee CU, Hesley GK

Twinkling-guided ultrasound detection of polymethyl methacrylate as a potential breast biopsy marker: a comparative investigation.
(2022 Jun 17)
Eur Radiol Exp 6(1): 26
Lee CU, Urban MW, Lee Miller A 2nd, Uthamaraj S, Jakub JW, Hesley GK, Wood BG, Brinkman NJ, Herrick JL, Larson NB, Yaszemski MJ, Greenleaf JF

Geographic ecological momentary assessment methods to examine spatio-temporal exposures associated with marijuana use among young adults: A pilot study.
(2022 Jun)
Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 41(): 100479
Rhew IC, Hurvitz PM, Lyles-Riebli R, Lee CM

Exposure to Media Messages Portraying Effects of Alcohol Use in a Young Adult Sample.
Subst Use Misuse 57(8): 1281-1286
Calhoun BH, Lee CM, Fairlie AM

Mental Health and Well-Being Trends Through the First Year-and-a-Half of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from a Longitudinal Study of Young Adults in the USA.
(2022 May 23)
Prev Sci
Graupensperger S, Calhoun BH, Fleming C, Rhew IC, Lee CM

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