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

Daily-level effects of alcohol, marijuana, and simultaneous use on young adults' perceived sleep health.
(2021 Jul 22)
Graupensperger S, Fairlie AM, Vitiello MV, Kilmer JR, Larimer ME, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Teaching Family Medicine Residents How to Identify and Address Social Determinants of Health.
PRiMER 5(): 17
Schoenberger L, Mourabet R, Bose B, Gu Q, Benjamin B, Saad J, Lee C, Zahtila T

Cognitive function among older adults with diabetes and prediabetes, NHANES 2011-2014.
(2021 Jul 3)
Diabetes Res Clin Pract 178(): 108939
Casagrande SS, Lee C, Stoeckel LE, Menke A, Cowie CC

Use of an Introducer for Radioactive Seed Localization of Targets Beyond the Length of Available Preloaded Needles.
(2021 Jun 30)
AJR Am J Roentgenol
Bhatt AA, Woodard GA, Lee CU

Transitions Catalyst Model: Testing within- and between-Person Associations between Social Relationships and Alcohol Use, Motives, and Consequences among Young Adults.
Subst Use Misuse 56(10): 1411-1420
Duckworth JC, Rhew IC, Fairlie AM, Patrick ME, Schulenberg JE, Maggs JL, Lee CM

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