Jennifer Cadigan, PhD

Personal Statement

Dr. Cadigan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2016 and then completed clinical psychology internship and fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Cadigan’s program of research focuses on adolescent and young adult health and wellbeing, with an emphasis on the etiology, prevention, and intervention of high-risk alcohol and cannabis use and co-occurring mental health symptoms. Her work aims to develop, test, and disseminate innovative prevention and intervention programs to improve young adult mental health and reduce high-risk alcohol and cannabis use. This work has included developing and testing programs for young adults who use substances to cope with negative affect and loneliness. Her work has also examined etiological factors related to co-occurring mental health and substance use, including the effects of loneliness, depression, coping motives, social support, solitary substance use, and factors associated with improving access to mental health care. Dr. Cadigan is a licensed psychologist and sees patients at the University of Washington Medical Center- Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. She is involved in training psychology and psychiatry residents in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches. 

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Trajectories of loneliness during COVID-19 pandemic and associations with mental health and substance use.
(2023 Feb 14)
J Res Adolesc
Cadigan JM, Calhoun BH, Rhew IC, Lee CM

Using substances to cope with social anxiety: Associations with use and consequences in daily life.
(2022 Nov 28)
Psychol Addict Behav
Walukevich-Dienst K, Calhoun BH, Fairlie AM, Cadigan JM, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Daily level predictors of impaired driving behaviors in young adults: Protocol design for utilizing daily assessments.
PLoS One 17(9): e0275190
Hultgren BA, Guttmannova K, Lee CM, Acuna D, Cooper RL, Kilmer JR, Cadigan JM, Calhoun BH, Larimer ME

Examining daily associations between mental health symptoms and simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use and consequences among young adults.
(2022 Jun)
Psychol Addict Behav 36(4): 410-418
Patrick ME, Ramirez JJ, Cadigan JM, Graupensperger S, Walukevich-Dienst K, Rhew IC, Rinehart L, Lee CM

Young adult birthday celebrations as windows of risk for alcohol and cannabis use: 21st birthdays compared to other young adult birthdays.
(2022 Nov)
Psychol Addict Behav 36(7): 798-803
Gilson MS, Cadigan JM, Fleming CB, Fairlie AM, Lewis MA, Lee CM

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