School of Public Health

Rhew, Isaac

Isaac Rhew

Research Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2009
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2006
AB Psychology, Stanford University, 1995

Contact Info

Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors
Box 354944
1100 NE 45th St., #300
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: 206-221-1897

Dr. Rhew is a psychiatric epidemiologist with research interests in the etiology of and preventive interventions for substance use and mental health problems particularly regarding influences of area-level social and physical context on these outcomes. In addition, he is interested in epidemiologic and applied statistical methods especially for longitudinal and multi-level studies.


Research Interests

  • Etiology and prevention of mental health and substance use problems
  • Social determinants of health
  • Area-level contextual factors and health
  • Epidemiologic methods
  • Applied statistical methods

Teaching Interests

Epi 546: Psychiatric Epidemiology


In The News

UW study: Chronic depression in teens may lead to abuse of marijuana
KNKX, 08/10/2017

Addressing Depression during Teens Could Prevent Cannabis-Use Disorder
UW School of Public Health News, 08/09/2017

Study: Teen depression linked to cannabis use
King 5 News, 07/26/2017