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

Changes in Young Adults' Alcohol and Marijuana Use, Norms, and Motives From Before to During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2021 Apr)
J Adolesc Health 68(4): 658-665
Graupensperger S, Fleming CB, Jaffe AE, Rhew IC, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Antecedents, concurrent correlates, and potential consequences of young adult solitary alcohol use.
(2021 Jan 28)
Psychol Addict Behav
Fleming CB, Mason WA, Stevens AL, Jaffe AE, Cadigan JM, Rhew IC, Lee CM

Marijuana, but not alcohol, use frequency associated with greater loneliness, psychological distress, and less flourishing among young adults.
(2021 Jan 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 218(): 108404
Rhew IC, Cadigan JM, Lee CM

E-cigarette use is associated with subsequent cigarette use among young adult non-smokers, over and above a range of antecedent risk factors: a propensity score analysis.
(2021 May)
Addiction 116(5): 1224-1232
Epstein M, Bailey JA, Kosterman R, Rhew IC, Furlong M, Oesterle S, McCabe SE

Increases in Loneliness Among Young Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Association With Increases in Mental Health Problems.
(2020 Nov)
J Adolesc Health 67(5): 714-717
Lee CM, Cadigan JM, Rhew IC

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