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

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Neighborhood greenspace exposure as a protective factor in dementia risk among U.S. adults 75 years or older: a cohort study.
(2022 Jan 15)
Environ Health 21(1): 14
Slawsky ED, Hajat A, Rhew IC, Russette H, Semmens EO, Kaufman JD, Leary CS, Fitzpatrick AL

The dynamic nature of injunctive drinking norms and within-person associations with college student alcohol use.
(2021 Dec)
Psychol Addict Behav 35(8): 867-876
Graupensperger S, Jaffe AE, Hultgren BA, Rhew IC, Lee CM, Larimer ME

Examining daily associations between mental health symptoms and simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use and consequences among young adults.
(2021 Nov 4)
Psychol Addict Behav
Patrick ME, Ramirez JJ, Cadigan JM, Graupensperger S, Walukevich-Dienst K, Rhew IC, Rinehart L, Lee CM

Young adult simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use: Between- and within-person associations with negative alcohol-related consequences, mental health, and general health across two-years.
(2021 Dec)
Addict Behav 123(): 107079
Fleming CB, Duckworth JC, Rhew IC, Abdallah DA, Guttmannova K, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Negative evaluation of role transitions is associated with perceived stress and alcohol consequences: Examination of the Transitions Overload Model in young adulthood using two years of monthly data.
(2021 Aug)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 45(8): 1607-1615
Cadigan JM, Fleming CB, Patrick ME, Lewis MA, Rhew IC, Abdallah DA, Fairlie AM, Schulenberg JE, Larimer ME, Lee CM

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