Isaac Rhew

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



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



Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors
Box 354944
1100 NE 45th St., #300
Seattle, WA 98105


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
  • Co-occurrence of substance use and internalizing problems

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Development of StressCheck: A telehealth motivational enhancement therapy to improve voluntary engagement for PTSD treatment among active-duty service members.
(2022 Jun 28)
Contemp Clin Trials
Kaysen D, Walton TO, Rhew I, Jaffe AE, Pierce A, Walker DD

Disparities in Mental Health and Health Risk Behaviors for LGBT Veteran Subgroups in a National U.S. Survey.
(2022 Jun 29)
LGBT Health
Lehavot K, Beaver K, Rhew I, Dashtestani K, Upham M, Shipherd J, Kauth M, Kaysen D, Simpson T

Geographic ecological momentary assessment methods to examine spatio-temporal exposures associated with marijuana use among young adults: A pilot study.
(2022 Jun)
Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 41(): 100479
Rhew IC, Hurvitz PM, Lyles-Riebli R, Lee CM

Mental Health and Well-Being Trends Through the First Year-and-a-Half of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from a Longitudinal Study of Young Adults in the USA.
(2022 May 23)
Prev Sci
Graupensperger S, Calhoun BH, Fleming C, Rhew IC, Lee CM

Trends in Alcohol, Cigarette, E-Cigarette, and Nonprescribed Pain Reliever Use Among Young Adults in Washington State After Legalization of Nonmedical Cannabis.
(2022 Jul)
J Adolesc Health 71(1): 47-54
Fleming CB, Ramirez JJ, Rhew IC, Hultgren BA, Hanson KG, Larimer ME, Dilley JA, Kilmer JR, Guttmannova K

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