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

"Bioelectrical impedance analysis in managing sarcopenic obesity in NAFLD".
(2021 Oct)
Obes Sci Pract 7(5): 629-645
Hanna DJ, Jamieson ST, Lee CS, Pluskota CA, Bressler NJ, Benotti PN, Khurana S, Rolston DDK, Still CD

Unplanned versus planned simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use in relation to substance use and consequences: Results from a longitudinal daily study.
(2021 Sep)
Psychol Addict Behav 35(6): 712-722
Fairlie AM, Graupensperger S, Duckworth JC, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Interventions to Disrupt Coronavirus Disease Transmission at a University, Wisconsin, USA, August-October 2020.
(2021 Sep 29)
Emerg Infect Dis 27(11):
Currie DW, Moreno GK, Delahoy MJ, Pray IW, Jovaag A, Braun KM, Cole D, Shechter T, Fajardo GC, Griggs C, Yandell BS, Goldstein S, Bushman D, Segaloff HE, Kelly GP, Pitts C, Lee C, Grande KM, Kita-Yarbro A, Grogan B, Mader S, Baggott J, Bateman AC, Westergaard RP, Tate JE, Friedrich TC, Kirking HL, O'Connor DH, Killerby ME

Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant Infections Among Incarcerated Persons in a Federal Prison - Texas, July-August 2021.
(2021 Sep 24)
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 70(38): 1349-1354
Hagan LM, McCormick DW, Lee C, Sleweon S, Nicolae L, Dixon T, Banta R, Ogle I, Young C, Dusseau C, Salmonson S, Ogden C, Godwin E, Ballom T, Ross T, Browne H, Harcourt JL, Tamin A, Thornburg NJ, Kirking HL, Salvatore PP, Tate JE

Risk Factors for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection and Presence of Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Among University Student Dormitory Residents, September-November 2020.
(2021 Sep)
Open Forum Infect Dis 8(9): ofab405
Segaloff HE, Cole D, Rosenblum HG, Lee CC, Morgan CN, Remington P, Pitts C, Kelly P, Baggott J, Bateman A, Somers T, Ruff J, Payne D, Desamu-Thorpe R, Foster MA, Currie DW, Abedi GR, Westergaard R, Hsu CH, Tate JE, Kirking HL

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