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Jamey Lister

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Rutgers University; MSW, University of Michigan; BS, Miami of Ohio University

Dr. Lister’s research focuses on the characteristics, consequences and treatment of addiction among health disparity and high-risk populations.

Bio: 

Jamey Lister, PhD (Rutgers University, 2014), is an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Dr. Lister’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the characteristics, consequences and treatment of addiction among health disparity and high-risk populations. His work aims to develop knowledge that addresses the ongoing overdose epidemic, and barriers to evidence-based treatment. Dr. Lister disseminates scholarly findings to academics, policymakers, practitioners and the public. He is actively involved on collaborative projects with the Centers for Prevention Science and Gambling Studies in the School of Social Work. Dr. Lister completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Substance Abuse Research Division at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he maintains an adjunct faculty position. He also was an assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers.

Some of the addiction research Dr. Lister has led has been published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Gambling Studies, and Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. His scholarship has been translated to news media (NPR, CNBC), academic newsletters (ATTC Messenger), and in community settings. Dr. Lister is involved with research projects supported by SAMHSA, state health department, the U.S. Fulbright Program, and university funds. His research has earned awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Dr. Lister teaches practice courses on addiction and health, acts as a mentor to student researchers, delivers clinical trainings, and provides service for national, community, and university groups.

Courses Taught: 

  • Case Management in Addictions Practice (19:910:598)
  • HBSE: Understanding Addictive Behaviors (19:910:514)
  • Clinical Social Work II (19:910:512)
  • Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis (19:910:507)

Selected Recent Publications: 

Selected Recent Publications in Refereed Journals:
Lister, J.J., Weaver, A., Ellis, J.D., Himle, J.A., & Ledgerwood, D.M. (2019). A systematic review of rural-specific barriers to medication treatment for opioid use disorder in the United States. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Doi: 10.1080/00952990.2019.1694536

Lister, J.J., Brown, S., Greenwald, M.K., & Ledgerwood, D.M. (2019). Gender-specific predictors of methadone treatment outcomes among African Americans at an urban clinic. Substance Abuse, 40, 185-193. Doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1547810

Lister, J.J., Ellis, J.D, & Yoon, M. (2019). Opioid prescribing and opioid-overdose deaths in Michigan: Urban-rural comparisons and changes across 2013-2017. Addictive Behaviors Reports. Doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2019.100234

Lister, J.J., Greenwald, M.K., & Ledgerwood, D.M. (2017). Baseline risk factors for drug use among African-American patients during first-month induction/stabilization on methadone. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 78, 15-21. Doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2017.04.007

Ledgerwood, D.M., Lister, J.J., LaLiberte, B., Lundahl, L.H., & Greenwald, M.K. (2019). Injection opioid use as a predictor of treatment outcomes among methadone-maintained opioid-dependent patients. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 191-195. Doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.046

Lister, J.J., Milosevic, A., & Ledgerwood, D.M. (2015). Psychological characteristics of problem gamblers with and without mood disorder. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 60(8), 369-376. Doi: 10.1177/070674371506000806

Moses, T. E., Lister, J.J., & Greenwald, M.K. (2019). A comparison of substance use patterns among lifetime heroin-injecting individuals by racial groups. Addiction Research & Theory. Doi: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1630384

Selected Recent Publications in Knowledge Translation Outlets:
Lister, J., van der Maas, M., & Nower, L. (2020). Shedding light on gambling disorder as an addiction: A guide for practitioners. ATTC Messenger. Published by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Retrieved from: https://attcnetwork.org/centers/network-coordinating-office/shedding-lig...

Lister, J.J. (2019). Practical strategies for social workers to combat the opioid epidemic. ATTC Messenger (April). Published by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Retrieved from: https://attcnetwork.org/centers/network-coordinating-office/practical-st...

Lister, J.J. (2017). The opioid crisis is at its worst in rural areas. Can telemedicine help? The Conversation. Retrieved from: https://theconversation.com/the-opioid-crisis-is-at-its-worst-in-rural-a...

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