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

Young Adult Alcohol and Cannabis Impaired Driving After the Opening of Cannabis Retail Stores in Washington State.
(2024 Apr 25)
Prev Sci
Hultgren BA, Calhoun BH, Fleming CB, Lyons VH, Rhew IC, Larimer ME, Kilmer JR, Guttmannova K

Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Validation of the Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment Scale for Adolescents and Young Adults in Kenya.
(2024 Apr 11)
Stud Fam Plann
Zia Y, Upadhyay U, Rhew I, Kimanthi S, Congo O, Onono M, Barnabas R, Mugo N, Bukusi EA, Harrington EK

Is the 21st birthday a turning point for alcohol and cannabis use? A monthly study of young adults.
(2024 May)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res (Hoboken) 48(5): 955-966
Rhew IC, Gilson MS, Fleming CB, Walukevich-Dienst K, Guttmannova K, Patrick ME, Lee CM

A randomized controlled trial testing theory-driven enhancements to increase the efficacy of and engagement in a brief cognitive-behavioural therapy text-message intervention for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and alcohol misuse.
(2024 Mar 26)
Br J Clin Psychol
Bedard-Gilligan M, Lindgren K, Dworkin E, Tristao T, Kaysen D, Rhew I

Prospective Predictors of Work Limitations in Young Adult Lesbian and Bisexual Women: An Examination of Minority Stress, Trauma Exposure, and Mental Health.
(2023 May)
Stigma Health 8(2): 232-242
Landes SJ, Jaffe AE, McBain SA, Feinstein BA, Rhew IC, Kaysen DL

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