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

Impact of COVID-19 on HIV Prevention Access: A Multi-platform Social Media Infodemiology Study.
(2022 Dec 5)
AIDS Behav
Xu Q, McMann T, Godinez H, Nali MC, Li J, Cai M, Merenda C, Lee C, Araojo R, Mackey TK

Genome Sequences of Hemolytic and Nonhemolytic Listeria innocua Strains from Human, Food, and Environmental Sources.
(2022 Nov 29)
Microbiol Resour Announc
McIntosh T, Kucerova Z, Katz LS, Lilley CM, Rowe LA, Unoarumhi Y, Batra D, Burnett E, Smikle M, Lee C

Using substances to cope with social anxiety: Associations with use and consequences in daily life.
(2022 Nov 28)
Psychol Addict Behav
Walukevich-Dienst K, Calhoun BH, Fairlie AM, Cadigan JM, Patrick ME, Lee CM

SARS-CoV-2 viral shedding in vaccinated and unvaccinated persons: A case series.
(2022 Nov 18)
McCormick DW, Hagan LM, Salvatore PP, Magleby R, Lee C, Sleweon S, Nicolae L, Dixon T, Banta R, Ogle I, Young C, Dusseau C, Ogden C, Browne H, Michael Metz J, Chen MH, Solano MI, Rogers S, Burgin A, Sheth M, Bankamp B, Tamin A, Harcourt JL, Tate JE, Kirking HL, COVID-19 Surge Diagnostics Laboratory Teams

Measurement of Microcystin Activity in Human Plasma Using Immunocapture and Protein Phosphatase Inhibition Assay.
(2022 Nov 21)
Toxins (Basel) 14(11):
Cunningham BR, Wharton RE, Lee C, Mojica MA, Krajewski LC, Gordon SC, Schaefer AM, Johnson RC, Hamelin EI

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