Katherine Walukevich-Dienst, PhD

Dr. Walukevich-Dienst (hear my name) is a licensed clinical psychologist and Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.

Her research is focused on identifying psychosocial and contextual factors associated with alcohol and cannabis misuse and co-use among young adults, including social influences (e.g., romantic partners, use partnerships), affect management motives, co-occurring mental health concerns, and high-risk substance use events and contexts.

Dr. Walukevich-Dienst aims to leverage this information to develop and test innovative, technology-informed prevention and intervention efforts to  disseminate in real world settings.

She also provides psychotherapy to patients at the University of Washington’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and provides supervision and training to psychology graduate students and psychiatry residents in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Link to Dr. Walukevich-Dienst’s CV.


University of Washington, NIAAA F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (2021-2023)
University of Washington, Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship (2020-2021)
Louisiana State University, PhD in Clinical Psychology (2016-2021)
Syracuse University, BA in Psychology and Public Relations (2010-2014)

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

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

Short-term changes in social role statuses across young adulthood and their relation to heavy drinking in a given month.
(2024 Mar 21)
J Res Adolesc
Fairlie AM, Calhoun BH, Walukevich-Dienst K, Janson M, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Longitudinal examination of alcohol use motives, item-level protective behavioral strategies, and alcohol-related consequences.
(2024 Apr)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res (Hoboken) 48(4): 715-728
Schultz NR, Smith-LeCavalier KN, Walukevich-Dienst K, Prince MA, Larimer ME

Morning cannabis use in young adults: Associations with overall levels of use, negative consequences, and cannabis use disorder symptoms across 2.5 years.
(2024 Mar 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 256(): 111114
Calhoun BH, Walukevich-Dienst K, Graupensperger S, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Corrigendum to "Predictors of morning cannabis use among young adults: Between- and within-person associations from 24 consecutive months of data" [Addict. Behav. 124 (2024) 107908].
(2024 Apr)
Addict Behav 151(): 107951
Walukevich-Dienst K, Calhoun BH, Graupensperger S, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Show complete publication list »
Edit Profile