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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 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 research focuses on two areas: (1) understanding addiction risk factors and harms among consumers, especially for people from high-risk groups and health disparity populations; and (2) improving the addiction treatment system by examining treatment access and outcome predictors experienced by racially minoritized consumers and underserved communities. His goal is to translate research findings and create positive impacts for other academics, policymakers, providers and the public.

Dr. Lister’s scholarship is informed by growing up in a disadvantaged rural community (NIH-defined) with limited access to health care services. He is actively involved on collaborative projects with addiction researchers and community partners 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, NPR and media interviews, and community-engaged talks. Dr. Lister’s scholarship has earned awards and fellowships from NIDA and the Fulbright Program, and he has experience leading addiction and minority health projects supported by SAMHSA, Department of Health and Human Services, and university pilot funds. Dr. Lister teaches and leads practice courses in the Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate program, is a mentor to student researchers, and provides national, community, and university service.

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)

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...

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