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Jamey Lister

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Assistant Professor
(313) 577-4408 (Phone)

Jamey J. Lister has been an assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work since 2015. Dr. Lister is also an adjunct assistant professor and former postdoctoral research fellow at WSU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Substance Abuse Research Division. Dr. Lister's research has been supported by the U.S. Student Fulbright / Fulbright Canada Program, WSU Office of the Provost, and WSU Researchers of Biobehavioral Health in Urban Settings (RoBUST) initative. He also served as a Faculty Mentor for a WSU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program fellowship. Prior to coming to Detroit, Jamey completed his PhD at Rutgers University School of Social Work (Center for Gambling Studies) and collected his dissertation data at Carleton University. Dr. Lister's dissertation was the recipient of the National Council on Problem Gambling's annual award. His peer-reviewed research has been published in the fields of substance use and addictive behaviors, psychiatry, and social work.

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Degrees and Certifications

• Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Wayne State University
• PhD – Rutgers University
• MSW – University of Michigan
• BSSW – Miami (Ohio) University

Teaching Interests

• Psychopathology and diagnostic assessment
• Substance use, addiction, mental health
• Research methods, mentored-student research

Areas of Expertise

• Clinical and psychosocial characteristics of addictive behavior
• Addictive and mental health disorder co-occurrence
• Opioid use disorder, gambling disorder

• Health disparities and minority health

• Structured clinical interviewing
• Treatment-seeking populations
• Advanced quantitative methods (e.g., mediation and moderation models)

Research Project

Psychosocial Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Patients in an Urban Methadone Maintenance Clinic

Dr. Lister and his collaborators have partnered with WSU School of Medicine to better understand the influence of psychosocial factors to methadone maintenance treatment outcomes. Patients in MMT are typically afflicted with chronic and severe addiction histories, and multiple psychosocial hardships (e.g., poverty, trauma/depression, HIV/HCV). This study is ongoing and received support from the WSU Office of the Provost.

Problem and Disordered Gambling: Characteristics and Treatment Recommendations

Across a number of studies and research teams in the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Lister conducts research and provides workshops related to problem/disordered gambliing across psychsocial and bio-behavioral domains. He is currently a Co-PI on a pilot study investigating the efficacy of biofeedback training among people with gambling disorder. The study is funded by WSU's RoBUST initiative. 

Office Location
5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 053
Courses Taught

SW 7820              Research Methods in Social Work I

SW 8115              Application of DSM Assessment System in Social Work Practice

SW 7990              Directed Study (MSW level)

SW 4990              Directed Study (BSW level)

UROP                  Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (Faculty Mentor)