Cindy Stappenbeck

Cindy Stappenbeck, Ph.D. | CV
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
1100 NE 45th St., Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 221-1642

Dr. Stappenbeck is an 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 2013. 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. She was recently awarded a Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to evaluate a web-based intervention to reduce heavy drinking among college women with a history of sexual trauma.

Select Publications:
Stappenbeck, C. A., & Fromme, K. (2014). The effects of alcohol, emotion regulation, and emotional arousal on the aggression intentions of dating men and women. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 10-19. doi:10.1037/a0032204

Kaysen, D., Atkins, D. C., Simpson, T. L., Stappenbeck, C. A., Blayney, J. A., Lee, C. M., & Larimer, M. E. (2014). Proximal relationships between PTSD symptoms and drinking among female college students: Results from a daily monitoring study. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 62-73. doi: 10.1037/a0033588

Simpson, T. L., Stappenbeck, C. A., Luterek, J., Lehevot, K., & Kaysen, D. (2014). Drinking motives moderate daily relationships between PTSD symptoms and alcohol use. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 237-247.

Stappenbeck, C. A., Hellmuth, J. C., Simpson, T. L., & Jakupcak, M. (2014). The effects of alcohol problems, PTSD, and combat exposure on physical and physical aggression among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy,6, 65-72.

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.

Current Research Grants
WEB: Women’s Emotions and Behavior (K08AA021745)