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)

Dual trajectories of cannabis and alcohol use among young adults in a state with legal nonmedical cannabis.
(2021 Jun 5)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res
Guttmannova K, Fleming CB, Rhew IC, Alisa Abdallah D, Patrick ME, Duckworth JC, Lee CM

The association between intended drinking contexts and alcohol expectancies in college students: A daily diary study.
(2021 Sep)
Addict Behav 120(): 106967
Rhew IC, Duckworth JC, Lee CM

Changes in Young Adults' Alcohol and Marijuana Use, Norms, and Motives From Before to During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2021 Apr)
J Adolesc Health 68(4): 658-665
Graupensperger S, Fleming CB, Jaffe AE, Rhew IC, Patrick ME, Lee CM

Antecedents, concurrent correlates, and potential consequences of young adult solitary alcohol use.
(2021 Jan 28)
Psychol Addict Behav
Fleming CB, Mason WA, Stevens AL, Jaffe AE, Cadigan JM, Rhew IC, Lee CM

Marijuana, but not alcohol, use frequency associated with greater loneliness, psychological distress, and less flourishing among young adults.
(2021 Jan 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 218(): 108404
Rhew IC, Cadigan JM, Lee CM

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