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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 on addictions aims to develop treatment recommendations, identify strategies to improve treatment access barriers, and utilize research methods that promote health equity for marginalized groups.

Bio: 

Jamey Lister, PhD (Rutgers University, 2014), is an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Dr. Lister’s research on addictions aims to develop treatment recommendations, identify strategies to improve treatment access barriers, and utilize research methods that promote health equity for marginalized groups. The addictions his research attends to are opioid use disorder and gambling disorder, while also considering comorbid behavioral health disorders. Dr. Lister’s research targets solutions for underserved rural and urban communities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Having grown up in a rural community that is also a medically underserved area informs his scholarship. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, Dr. Lister was on the faculty at Wayne State University School of Social Work and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he maintains an adjunct faculty position.

Some of the research led by Dr. Lister has been published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, The Journal of Rural Health, Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Rural and Remote Health, International Gambling Studies, and Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. His research experience includes leading collaborative projects sponsored by SAMHSA, HRSA, the Fulbright Program, and Kindbridge Research Institute; he has received awards from NIDA and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence; and he engages in service roles for scientific outlets, healthcare and social work organizations, and academic institutions. Dr. Lister’s publications appear in peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journals and these studies applied multiple methods to interpret data from patients, providers, medical records, and public health measures. He teaches and provides recommendations on addiction treatment to academic, practice, community, and policy audiences.

Courses Taught: 

  • Case Management in Addictions Practice (19:910:598) *Course Coordinator*
  • HBSE: Understanding Addictive Behaviors (19:910:514)
  • Clinical Social Work II (19:910:512)
  • Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis (19:910:507)
  • Advanced Individual Studies in Social Welfare (19:910:682)

Selected Recent Publications: 

Selected Recent Publications in Refereed Journals:

Lister, J.J., & Joudrey, P.J. (2022). Rural mistrust of public health interventions in the United States: A call for taking the long view to improve adoption. The Journal of Rural Health. Doi: 10.1111/jrh.12684

Lister, J.J., Lee, G., Ellis, J.D., Pasman, E., Agius, E., & Resko, S.M. (2022). Comorbid affective and substance use disorders of Medicaid/Medicare beneficiaries at an opioid treatment program serving small urban and rural communities. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13(881821), 1-9. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.881821

Lister, J.J., Weaver, A., Ellis, J.D., Himle, J.A., & Ledgerwood, D.M. (2020). 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, 46(3), 273-288. Doi: 10.1080/00952990.2019.1694536

Lister, J.J., Yoon, M., Nower, L., Ellis, J.D., & Ledgerwood, D.M. (2022). Subtypes of patients with opioid use disorder in methadone maintenance treatment: A pathways model analysis. International Gambling Studies, 1-17. Doi: 10.1080/14459795.2022.2044502

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., & Lister, H.H. (2021). Improving methadone access for rural communities in the USA: Lessons learned from COVID-19 adaptations and international models of care. Rural and Remote Health, 21(4), 6770. Doi: 10.22605/RRH6770

Struble, C.A., Lister, J.J., Urbiel, J., Nyaku, A.N., & Arfken, C.L. (2022). Comparisons of injection and non-injection opioid use among Black people in methadone treatment: A pilot in Detroit. Addictive Behaviors, 126, 107182. Doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107182

Lister, J.J., Weaver, A., Ellis, J.D., Molfenter, T., Ledgerwood, D.M., & Himle, J.A. (2020). Shortages of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in underserved Michigan counties: Examining the influence of urbanicity and income level. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 31(3): 1291-1307.

Lister, J.J., Ellis, J.D, & Yoon, M. (2020). Opioid prescribing and opioid-overdose deaths in Michigan: Urban-rural comparisons and changes across 2013-2017. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 11(100234), 1-8. Doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2019.100234

Selected Recent Publications in Dissemination Journals:

Lister, J.J. (2019). Practical strategies for social workers to combat the opioid epidemic. 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/practical-st...

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...

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