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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 addictive disorders among underserved populations.


Jamey Lister, PhD (Rutgers University, 2014), is an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Dr. Lister’s research focuses on the characteristics, consequences, and treatment of addictive disorders among underserved populations. His work aims to address the ongoing epidemic of opioid-related overdose deaths, barriers to evidence-based treatment, and improve addiction treatment services. Dr. Lister completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Substance Abuse Research Division, where he maintains an affiliate faculty position. He has published research findings in highly ranked journals including Substance Abuse, Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Gambling Studies, and Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Lister has also disseminated addiction treatment knowledge in news media (NPR, CNBC) and academic newsletters (SAMHSA’s ATTC Messenger, Social Work Today).

Across multiple projects, Dr. Lister is investigating factors that influence opioid use disorder treatment within patient groups at risk for health disparities. These include projects receiving funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and pilot studies supported by internal awards. His addiction research has earned awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), and the U.S. Fulbright Program. Dr. Lister delivers clinical trainings and community lectures, teaches courses and mentors student research on addiction, and provides national, university, and community service. His long-term goal is to generate knowledge on addiction that has an impact on researchers, policymakers, social workers and other practitioners, and the public.

Courses Taught: 

Case Management in Addictions Practice (19:910:598)

HBSE: Addictive Behaviors across the Lifespan (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., 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. Doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1547810

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

Lister, J.J., Nower, L., & Wohl, M.J.A. (2016). Gambling goals predict chasing behavior during slot machine play. Addictive Behaviors, 62, 129-134. Doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.06.018

Lister, J.J., Ledgerwood, D.M., Lundahl, L.H., & Greenwald, M.K. (2015). Causal pathways between impulsiveness, cocaine use consequences, and depression. Addictive Behaviors, 41, 1-6. Doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.09.017

Lister, J.J., Milosevic, A., & Ledgerwood, D.M. (2015). Personality traits of problem gamblers with and without alcohol dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 47, 48-54. Doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.02.021

Selected Recent Publications in Knowledge Translation Outlets:
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:

Lister, J.J. (2017). The opioid crisis is at its worst in rural areas. Can telemedicine help? The Conversation. Retrieved from:

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