Christine Lee

Christine Lee, Ph.D. | CV
Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB)
1100 NE 45th, Suite 300, Office 333
Box 354944 Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-6574

Christine Lee, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and a core member of the Center of the Study for Health and Risk Behaviors. She received her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Arizona, and has been a member of the faculty since 2004. Trained as a life-span developmental researcher, Dr. Lee has been developing a portfolio of work focused on bridging developmental theory with applied prevention and intervention techniques for addressing high-risk behaviors during the transition to adulthood. Dr. Lee’s research focuses on answering questions regarding what motivates young adults to engage in high-risk behaviors such as alcohol and marijuana use; how life events and circumstances influence variation in risk of use and consequences over time; whether and how individuals learn from their prior experiences to avoid future harmful consequences; how developmental transitions and timing of events influence use and intervention; and the development of efficacious prevention and intervention efforts. Dr. Lee has published more than 60 articles and book chapters on these topics and has received several grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Select Publications:
Lee, C.M., Kilmer, J.R., Neighbors, C., Atkins, D.C., Zheng, C., Walker, D.D., & Larimer, M.E. (in press). Indicated prevention for college student marijuana use: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Neighbors, C., Lee, C.M., Atkins, D.C., Lewis, M.A., Kaysen, D., Mittmann, A., Fossos, N., Geisner, I.M., Zheng, C., & Larimer, M.E. (2012). A randomized controlled trial of event-specific prevention strategies for reducing problematic drinking associated with 21st birthday celebrations. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 80(5), 850-862. doi: 10.1037/a0029480 PMCID: PMC3458124

Patrick, M.E. & Lee, C.M. (2012). Daily variations in Spring Break alcohol and sexual behaviors based on intentions, perceived norms, and daily trip context. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 73(4), 591-596. PMCID: PMC3364325

Lee, C.M., Maggs, J.L., Neighbors, C., & Patrick, M.E. (2011). Positive and Negative Alcohol-Related Consequences: Associations with Past Drinking. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 87-94. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.01.009 PMCID: PMC3174525

Lee, C.M., Geisner, I.M., Patrick, M.E., Neighbors, C. (2010). The social norms of alcohol-related negative consequences. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 342-348. doi: 10.1037/a0018020 PMCID: PMC2902870

Lee, C.M., Neighbors, C., Kilmer, J.R., & Larimer, M.E. (2010). A brief, web-based personalized feedback selective intervention for college student marijuana use: A randomized clinical trial. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 265-273. doi: 10.1037/a0018859 PMCID: PMC2891541

Lee, C.M., Patrick, M.E., Neighbors, C., Lewis, M.A., Tollison, S.J., & Larimer, M.E. (2010). Exploring the role of positive and negative consequences in understanding perceptions and evaluations of individual drinking events. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 764-770. doi: 10.1016/j.addbh.2010.03.003

Lee, C.M., Lewis, M.A., & Neighbors, C. (2009). Preliminary examination of spring break alcohol use and related consequences. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 689-694. doi: 10.1037/a0016482 PMCID: PMC2895976

Lee, C.M., Neighbors, C., Hendershot, C.S., Grossbard, J. (2009). Development and Preliminary Validation of a Comprehensive Marijuana Motives Questionnaire. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70, 279-287. PMCID: PMC2653613


Current Research Grants

Developmental Models of High-Risk Alcohol Use & Social Roles in Young Adulthood (RO1AA022087)
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for Community College Students (BASICCS) (R34AA023047)


Past Research Grants:
Event-Level Analysis of Expectancies, Alcohol Use, and Consequences (R01AA016979)

Event Specific Prevention (ESP) (R01AA016099)

Development and Reliability Study of a Daily Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire

Indicated Marijuana Prevention for Frequently Using College Students (R21DA025833)

Personalized Feedback Intervention for Marijuana (R21DA019257)