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Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Jamey Lister, PhD (Rutgers University, 2014), is an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work. Dr. Lister’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the characteristics, consequences, and treatment of addiction among minority and high-risk populations. His work aims to address the ongoing epidemic of opioid-related overdose deaths, barriers to evidence-based treatment, and improve access and quality of treatment, with a goal to develop knowledge on addiction that has an impact on academics, policymakers, practitioners, and the public. 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, and prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, he was an assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work.

Some of the addiction research Dr. Lister has led has been published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Gambling Studies, and Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. His scholarship has been translated to news media (NPR, CNBC), academic newsletters (ATTC Messenger), and in community settings. Across patient-centered and community-level projects, Dr. Lister is investigating factors that influence evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder among underserved populations. These projects have earned awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, and U.S. Fulbright Program, and support from university, state, and federal funds. Dr. Lister teaches practice courses on addiction and health, mentors student research, delivers clinical trainings, and provides service for national, community, and university groups.


  • 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