Isaac C. 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)

Suicide-related behavior and firearm access among perpetrators of domestic violence subject to domestic violence protection orders.
(2024 Jan)
Prev Med Rep 37(): 102560
Dalve K, Ellyson AM, Bowen D, Kafka J, Rhew IC, Rivara F, Rowhani-Rahbar A

Cross-substance associations with transitions in cannabis and nicotine use in a statewide sample of young adults in Washington State.
(2023 Oct 30)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs
Fleming CB, Delawalla MLM, Rhew IC, Kilmer JR, Larimer M, Guttmannova K

Improving voluntary engagement for posttraumatic stress disorder treatment among active-duty service members using motivational enhancement therapy.
(2023 Oct 12)
Psychol Trauma
Walker DD, Walton TO, Jaffe AE, Graupensperger S, Rhew IC, Kaysen D

Trajectories of financial distress during the COVID-19 pandemic and their associations with mental health and substance use outcomes in a cohort of young adults.
(2023 Oct 11)
Appl Psychol Health Well Being
Chase E, Calhoun BH, Khosropour CM, Lee CM, Rhew IC

Changes in Cannabis Use From 2014 to 2019 Among Young Adults in Washington State.
(2024 Feb)
Am J Prev Med 66(2): 252-259
Guttmannova K, Fleming CB, Rhew IC, Delawalla MLM, Fairlie AM, Larimer ME, Kilmer JR

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