Isaac Rhew, PhD, MPH

Personal Statement

I am a psychiatric epidemiologist with interests in the etiology and prevention of substance use, internalizing mental health problems, and their co-occurrence. My research explores these phenomena across multiple levels of influence–from within-individual factors that can vary over time to broader neighborhood- and other area-level contextual factors. I am also interested in the application of innovative epidemiologic and statistical methods.


PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2006-2009
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2003-2006
BA, Psychology, Stanford University, 1991-1995

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

University of Washington Department of Epidemiology

Recent Publications

Substance-Specific Risk Factors among Young Adults: Potential Prevention Targets across Cannabis-Permissive Environments.
(2022 Sep 24)
Subst Use Misuse
Guttmannova K, Oesterle S, Skinner ML, Kuklinski MR, Hultgren B, Rhew IC, Parker M, Briney JS, White HR

Substance-Specific Risk Factors for Cannabis and Alcohol Use Among Young Adults Following Implementation of Nonmedical Cannabis Legalization.
(2022 Sep 17)
Prev Sci
Gilson MS, Kilmer JR, Fleming CB, Rhew IC, Calhoun BH, Guttmannova K

Development of StressCheck: A telehealth motivational enhancement therapy to improve voluntary engagement for PTSD treatment among active-duty service members.
(2022 Aug)
Contemp Clin Trials 119(): 106841
Kaysen D, Walton TO, Rhew IC, Jaffe AE, Pierce AR, Walker DD

Disparities in Mental Health and Health Risk Behaviors for LGBT Veteran Subgroups in a National U.S. Survey.
(2022 Jun 29)
LGBT Health
Lehavot K, Beaver K, Rhew I, Dashtestani K, Upham M, Shipherd J, Kauth M, Kaysen D, Simpson T

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

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