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 a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to support her dissertation research. She completed her clinical internship at the Seattle VA Medical Center and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Dr. Stappenbeck completed her postdoctoral fellowship on an NIAAA T32 training grant at the University of Washington’s Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB) in 2013 after which time she was promoted to their faculty. 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 NIAAA to evaluate a web-based intervention to reduce heavy drinking among college women with a history of sexual trauma. Dr. Stappenbeck is a core faculty member of both CSHRB and the Trauma Recovery Innovations (TRI) Program.

Select Publications:

Stappenbeck, C. A., Gulati, N. K., & Fromme, K. (2016). Daily associations between alcohol consumption and dating violence perpetration among men and women: Effects of self-regulation. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 150-159.

Stappenbeck, C. A., Luterek, J. A., Kaysen, D., Rosenthal, C. F., Gurrad, B., & Simpson, T. L. (2015). A controlled examination of two coping skills for daily alcohol use and PTSD symptom severity among dually diagnosed individuals. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 66, 8-17.

Stappenbeck, C. A., Hassija, C. M., Zimmerman, L., & Kaysen, D. (2015). Sexual assault related distress and drinking: The influence of daily reports of social support and coping control. Addictive Behaviors, 42, 108-113.

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.

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.

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.

Current Research Grants

WEB: Women’s Emotions and Behavior (K08AA021745)