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

Cross-fading motives for simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use: Associations with young adults' use and consequences across days.
(2020 May 24)
Drug Alcohol Depend 213(): 108077
Patrick ME, Fleming CB, Fairlie AM, Lee CM

The Sclerosing Cholangitis Outcomes in Pediatrics (SCOPE) index: a prognostic tool for children.
(2020 May 28)
Deneau MR, Mack C, Perito ER, Ricciuto A, Valentino PL, Amin M, Amir AZ, Aumar M, Auth M, Broderick A, DiGuglielmo M, Draijer LG, Tavares Fagundes ED, El-Matary W, Ferrari F, Furuya KN, Gupta N, Hochberg JT, Homan M, Horslen S, Iorio R, Jensen MK, Jonas MM, Kamath BM, Kerkar N, Kim KM, Kolho KL, Koot BG, Laborda TJ, Lee CK, Loomes KM, Martinez M, Miethke A, Miloh T, Mogul D, Mohammed S, Mohan P, Moroz S, Ovchinsky N, Palle S, Papadopoulou A, Rao G, Rodrigues Ferreira A, Sathya P, Schwarz KB, Shah U, Shteyer E, Singh R, Smolka V, Soufi N, Tanaka A, Varier R, Vitola B, Woynarowski M, Zerofsky M, Zizzo A, Guthery SL

Within- and between-person associations of neighborhood poverty with alcohol use and consequences: A monthly study of young adults.
(2020 May 11)
Drug Alcohol Depend 212(): 108068
Rhew IC, Duckworth JC, Hurvitz PM, Lee CM

Two Non-gadolinium-based, Innovative Approaches to Preoperative Lymphangiography.
(2020 Apr)
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 8(4): e2805
Lee CU, Glockner JF, Hesley GK, Brinkman NJ, Tran NV

Transient elastography assessment of liver allograft fibrosis in pediatric transplant recipients.
(2020 May 20)
Pediatr Transplant
Lee CK, Nastasio S, Mitchell PD, Fawaz R, Elisofon SA, Vakili K, Kim HB, Nguyen D, Jonas MM

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