Katarina Guttmannova, PhD

I am a developmental psychologist with additional training and expertise in quantitative methods. I am an assistant professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor at the UW School of Social Work. I am a core member of the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB) and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE). My main collaborations at UW involve colleagues from CSHRB but I also maintain strong research collaborations with my colleagues from the Social Development Research Group (SDRG), School of Social Work, and other departments.

My research focuses on three distinct but related substantive areas: (1) substance use-related policy, particularly the impact of cannabis-related policies on youth substance use; (2) the etiology of cannabis, alcohol, and other substance use problems and related health risk behaviors from childhood to adulthood and across generations, as well as the prevention and intervention efforts aimed at reducing these problem behaviors; and (3) positive development of youth from historically under-served and under-represented backgrounds living in the context of disadvantage as well as prevention and intervention efforts focused on reducing educational and health disparities. Furthermore, my interest in statistical methodologies and the application of rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods to social science phenomena are the common themes in my research pursuits.

In addition to research, I teach graduate-level classes on research methods and evaluation in social welfare (SOCW505, SOCW506, SOCW507) and research and theory (SOCWL599). I am also actively involved in mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Recent Publications

Dual trajectories of cannabis and alcohol use among young adults in a state with legal nonmedical cannabis.
(2021 Jul)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 45(7): 1458-1467
Guttmannova K, Fleming CB, Rhew IC, Alisa Abdallah D, Patrick ME, Duckworth JC, Lee CM

Community utilization of risk and protective factor data for prevention planning in Chile and Colombia.
(2021 Apr 15)
Health Promot Int 36(2): 417-429
Eisenberg N, Brown EC, Pérez-Gómez A, Mejía-Trujillo J, Paredes-Aguilar M, Cardozo-Macias F, de Maipo FSC, Guttmannova K

Neighborhood Structural Factors and Proximal Risk for Youth Substance Use.
(2020 May)
Prev Sci 21(4): 508-518
Cambron C, Kosterman R, Rhew IC, Catalano RF, Guttmannova K, Hawkins JD

Using Existing Data to Advance Knowledge About Adolescent and Emerging Adult Marijuana Use in the Context of Changes in Marijuana Policies.
(2019 Feb)
Prev Sci 20(2): 291-299
Guttmannova K, Jones AA, Johnson JK, Oesterle S, Johnson RM, Martins SS

Marijuana Use among Adolescents and Emerging Adults in the Midst of Policy Change: Introduction to the Special Issue.
(2019 Feb)
Prev Sci 20(2): 179-184
Johnson RM, Guttmannova K

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