Faculty & Staff
Ph.D., Rutgers University; MSW, University of Michigan; BS, Miami of Ohio University
Jamey Lister, PhD (Rutgers University, 2014), is an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Social Work. Dr. Lister’s clinical and health services research has a goal to improve knowledge and treatment of addiction for health disparity populations with opioid use disorder (OUD). His projects address the needs of underserved rural populations, socioeconomically-disadvantaged urban populations, racial minority populations, and publicly insured populations. Dr. Lister translates and disseminates findings from his projects to create positive impacts for other academics, treatment providers, policymakers, and the public.
Dr. Lister’s scholarship is informed by growing up in an NIH-defined rural community with limited access to health care services or economic opportunities. He is actively involved with collaborative projects on addiction treatment in New Jersey and Michigan. Dr. Lister completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he maintains an adjunct faculty position. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, he was an assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work.
Some of the research led by Dr. Lister has been published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Gambling Studies, and Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. His scholarship has been translated through SAMHSA publications, news media articles and interviews, and community-engaged talks. Dr. Lister has earned awards from NIDA and the Fulbright Program, and he has been Principal Investigator, Co-PI, or Co-I on research and evaluation projects supported by SAMHSA, Department of Health and Human Services, and university funds. Dr. Lister teaches courses in the Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate program at Rutgers School of Social Work and delivers trainings to health professionals providing addiction treatment services.
- 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)
Selected Recent Publications:
Selected Recent Publications in Refereed Journals:
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., 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. (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
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., 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
Moses, T. E., Lister, J.J., & Greenwald, M.K. (2020). A comparison of substance use patterns among lifetime heroin-injecting individuals by racial groups. Addiction Research & Theory, 28(3), 260-268. Doi: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1630384
Selected Recent Publications in Knowledge Translation Outlets:
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...
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...