Lauren Jessell, MSW
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Predoctoral Fellow
PhD Student, School of Social Work, New York University
MSW, Rutgers University
Research Interests
Co-occurring disorders, Medical and nonmedical prescription drug use, Overdose prevention
Lauren Jessell, MSW, is a PhD student at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and a pre-doctoral fellow in the Behavioral Science Training program at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Her research focuses on the delivery of mental health services for people with co-occurring substance use disorders. She also studies overdose prevention and individualized approaches to the use of psychiatric medication. Ms. Jessell’s current work and dissertation examines the use of psychiatric medication in community mental health settings, including the use of controlled prescription drugs. She works with Dr. Victoria Stanhope on her NIMH-funded clinical trial of Person-Centered Care Planning and Service Engagement.


Jessell L, Stanhope V, Manuel JI, Mateu-Gelabert P (2020).
Factors associated with benzodiazepine prescribing in community mental health settings
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 109, 56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2019.10.001. PMCID: PMC6989035.

Stanhope V, Ross A, Choy-Brown M, Jessell L (2019).
A mixed methods study of organizational readiness for change and leadership during a training initiative within community mental health clinics
Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 46 (5), 678-687. doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00946-x. PMCID: PMC6689447.

Stanhope V, Manuel JI, Jessell L, Halliday TM (2018).
Implementing SBIRT for adolescents within community mental health organizations: A mixed methods study
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 90, 38-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2018.04.009.

Jessell L, Mateu-Gelabert P, Guarino H, Vakharia SP, Syckes C, Goodbody, Ruggles KV, Friedman S (2017).
Sexual violence in the context of drug use among young adult opioid users in New York City
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32 (19), 2929-2954. doi: 10.1177/0886260515596334. PMCID: PMC4740284.

Beharie N, Jessell L, Osuji H, McKay MM (2017).
The association between shelter rules and psychosocial outcomes among homeless youth residing in family shelters
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 98 (2), 113-120. doi: 10.1606/1044-3894.2017.98.16. PMCID: PMC6039122.

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