James Lister

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Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor
fp7790@wayne.edu

Phone

(313) 577-4408

Biography

Jamey J. Lister has been an assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work since 2015. Dr. Lister's scholarly research focuses on psychosocial and treatment factors among disadvantaged populations with opioid use and gambling disorders. His investigator-initiated studies have been supported by the U.S. Fulbright / Fulbright Canada Program, WSU Office of the Provost, WSU School of Social Work, and WSU RoBUST (bio-behavioral team science) initiative. He is also part of the WSU evaluation team on the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant funded by SAMHSA. Prior to joining the faculty at WSU Social Work, Dr. Lister completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at WSU School of Medicine in the Substance Abuse Research Division. Jamey earned his PhD from Rutgers University School of Social Work (Center for Gambling Studies) and collected his dissertation data at the Carleton University Gambling Lab. His dissertation was the recipient of the National Council on Problem Gambling's annual award. Dr. Lister's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of substance use and addictive behaviors, social work, and psychiatry.

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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

• Psychiatric disorder diagnostic assessment
• Substance use and addictive behavior treatment
• Research methods, mentored-student research

Research Project

Psychosocial and Treatment Factors among People with Opioid Use Disorder in Urban and Rural Settings

Dr. Lister is the PI on two studies investigating psychosocial and treatment factors among persons with opioid use disorder residing in urban and rural settings. He has an ongoing study examining psychosocial predictors of methadone patient outcomes that involves collaborators from WSU School of Medicine Tolan Park Research Clinic and a mixed-methods study exploring treatment factors among people with opioid use disorder in rural Michigan counties. Collectively, these projects aim to improve opioid use disorder treatment for socio-economically disadvantaged populations. 

Problem and Disordered Gambling: Characteristics and Treatment Recommendations

Dr. Lister conducts research and provides workshops related to problem/disordered gambling across psychosocial and bio-behavioral domains. He is currently a Co-PI on a bio-behavioral team science pilot study investigating a biofeedback training for people with gambling disorder.

Office Location

5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 053

Research Description

Biography

Jamey J. Lister joined the faculty of Wayne State University School of Social Work in 2015 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Lister is also part-time faculty at WSU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, where he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Substance Abuse Research Division. Dr. Lister's research has been supported by the U.S. Student Fulbright Program (Fulbright Canada), a WSU University Research Grant, and recognized by a NIDA Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award. Prior to coming to Detroit, Jamey completed his doctoral studies at Rutgers University School of Social Work in the Center for Gambling Studies and collected his dissertation data at Carleton University in Ottawa. Dr. Lister's dissertation was the recipient of the National Council on Problem Gambling's annual award. His research has been published in journals in the fields of addiction, psychiatry, and social work.

Dr. Lister’s recent and current research aims are to better understand the interrelation of addiction, mental health, and psychosocial factors primarily among people living in impoverished settings, and ultimately, to promote social justice by improving current standards of care for people afflicted with these complex problems.

Research Project
Psychosocial Characteristic Predictors of Treatment Outcomes Among Patients in an Urban Methadone Maintenance Clinic

Dr. Lister and his collaborators have partnered with Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Tolan Park Research Clinic to better understand the influence of psychosocial factors to methadone maintenance treatment outcomes (i.e., remaining in treatment for longer). Patients in MMT represent a vulnerable population, typically afflicted with chronic and severe addiction histories, and multiple psychosocial hardships (e.g., poverty, trauma histories, blood-borne illnesses). This project is supported by a WSU Office of the Provost University Research Grant.

Well-Being and Help-Seeking Behaviors among Clinical Social Workers

A team of mental health researchers/providers at WSU Social Work and WSU Psychiatry are examining rates of mental health problems and help-seeking behavior among clinical social workers. Preliminary research suggests that clinical social workers may be especially vulnerable to mental health problems.

Problem and Disordered Gambling: Characteristics and Recommendations of Improving Treatment

Across a number of studies and research teams in the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Lister is conducting research and providing workshops related to characteristics and correlates of problem/disordered gambling. His research addresses psychological and motivational differences among problem gamblers with co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders. These findings are being used to improve existing treatment and responsible gambling approaches for this understudied addiction.

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