Faculty and Staff

Andrea Stone


B.S. Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Ph.D. Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Post-doctoral Fellowship, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2007

Office: UW1-146
Phone: 425-352-5224
Email: stoneal@uw.edu
Mail: Box 358530, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-8246


Growing up, I never dreamed of being a researcher.  When I entered college, my mind was far from the world of research methodology, and statistics.  I never used to contemplate if research results were biased, or if they could be used to address real world problems.  Now, not a day goes by where I don't look at the world through the critical eye of a researcher... and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I bring my enthusiasm and passion for topics relating to public health and research methodology into the classroom.  The specific approach I take to classroom instruction varies by course topic, but in all of my classrooms I strive to create an environment where students feel free to ask questions and be active participants in the learning process.  I incorporate discussion and group activities into class that allow students to test their understanding of the topics, and offer multiple forms of assessment throughout each course to gauge student learning.  I encourage students to pay attention to the statistics and data that they encounter in daily life and to view such information with the critical eye.  Where did the information come from?  Who is providing the information and why? 

Recent Courses Taught

BIS 312 Approaches to Social Research
BIS 315 Understanding Statistics
BPOLST 585/BIS 493 Intro to Health Policy and the U.S. Health Care System
BPOLST 592/BCULST 592/ BIS 410 Qualitative Research Methods
BPOLST 593 Topics in Health Policy: Intro to U.S. Drug Policy
BPOLST 594 Research Design


I am a drug dependence and psychiatric epidemiologist, which is to say that I study the who, what, where, and why of drug dependence within the population, with a special interest in related or co-occurring psychiatric disorders.  The overarching aim of my research is to promote child health and mental health through epidemiological research examining factors associated with youth behavioral outcomes such as substance use, and that may be targeted through community-based prevention/ intervention programs.  My pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training have provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge relating to research methodology and statistics that I incorporate into my research endeavors.

Selected Publications

Stone, A.L., Obrien, M., Del La Torre, A., & Anthony, J.C.  (2007).  Who is becoming hallucinogen dependent soon after hallucinogen use starts? Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  87(2-3): 153-163.

Stone, A.L., Storr, C.L., & Anthony, J.C.  (2006).  Evidence for a hallucinogen dependence syndrome developing soon after onset of hallucinogen use during adolescence.  International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 15(3): 116-130.

Stone, A.L., Latimer, W.W.  (2005).  Adolescent substance use assessment: concordance between tools using self-administered and interview formats.  Substance Use & Misuse. 40(12): 1865-1874.

Latimer, W.W., Stone, A.L., Voight, A., Winters, K.C., & August, G.J. (2002).  Gender differences in psychiatric comorbidity among adolescents with substance use disorders.  Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.  10(3): 310-315.