Cindy Stappenbeck

Cindy Stappenbeck, Ph.D. | CV
Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
1107 NE 45th St., Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 616-5732

Dr. Stappenbeck is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to support her dissertation research and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. After her clinical internship at the Seattle VA Medical Center, Dr. Stappenbeck completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington’s Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors in 2012. Dr. Stappenbeck’s primary research interests include studying the effects of alcohol on interpersonal aggression and sexual risk taking as well as the effects of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on alcohol use.

Select Publications:

Stappenbeck, C. A., & Fromme, K. (2013, April 15). The effects of alcohol, emotion regulation, and emotional arousal on the aggression intentions of dating men and women. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0032204

Stappenbeck, C. A., Hellmuth, J. C., Simpson, T. L., & Jakupcak, M. (2013, April 1). The differential effects of alcohol problems, PTSD, and combat exposure on non-physical and physical aggression among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0031468

Quinn, P. D., Stappenbeck, C. A., & Fromme, K. (2013, February 18). An event-level examination of sex differences and subjective intoxication in alcohol-related aggression. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0031552

Stappenbeck, C. A., Norris, J., Kiekel, P. A., Morrison, D. M., George, W. H., Davis, K. C., Zawacki, T. M., Jacques-Tiura, A. J., & Abdallah, D. A. (2013). Patterns of alcohol use and expectancies predict sexual risk taking among non-problem drinking women. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 223-232.

Stappenbeck, C. A., Bedard-Gilligan, M., Lee, C. M., & Kaysen, D. (2013). Drinking motives for self and others predict alcohol use and associated consequences among trauma-exposed women. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 1831-1839.

Simpson, T. L., Stappenbeck, C. A., Varra, A. A., Moore, S. A., & Kaysen, D. (2012). Symptoms of posstraumatic stress predict craving among alcohol treatment seekers: Results of a daily monitoring study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 724-733. doi:10.1037/a0027169