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Lauren Jessell
Lauren Jessell, PhD
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Senior Research Associate
Education
PhD, Silver School of Social Work, New York University
MSW, Rutgers University
Research Interests
Co-occurring disorders, Medical and nonmedical prescription drug use, Overdose prevention
BIO
Lauren Jessell is a Senior Research Associate with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Her research focuses on the service needs of people who use drugs (PWUD), specifically on the unique needs of women who use drugs and individuals with co-occurring serious mental illness. Her work aims to integrate harm reduction practices into services for these populations, many of whom experience disproportionate amounts of violence and for whom trauma-informed care is critical. Lauren is currently facilitating the surveillance component of a three-year CDC-funded Overdose Data to Action initiative at DOHMH. In-person data collection began in June 2020 and the initiative is surveying over 800 PWUD across New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publications

Recent

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.

Lauren Jessell's Google Scholar Profile
Selected Press