Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

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.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick School of Social Work
  • 2015–present
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • 2015–2019
    Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Social Work