Faculty for School of Social Work
Jennifer Manuel, PhD
NYU Silver School of Social Work - Associate Professor
PhD, Social Work, Columbia University
MS, Social Work, Columbia University
BS, Social Work/Criminal Justice, Texas Christian University
Research Interests
Substance use & co-occurring problems, Behavioral health services, Social/behavioral interventions, Implementation research
Jennifer I. Manuel is an assistant professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She earned her MSW and PhD from Columbia University School of Social Work, where she was funded by an NIMH T32 pre-doctoral Fellowship. She also received funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health to complete her dissertation research on treatment adherence and continuity of care among individuals with co-occurring disorders receiving integrated treatment. Dr. Manuel completed three years of postdoctoral work at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, where she led a statewide initiative to develop, implement, and evaluate a model for transitioning clients from assertive community treatment to less intensive services. Dr. Manuel’s research focuses on the delivery and quality of treatment services among persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health needs. She has a NIDA Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) to adapt and pilot test an assertive outreach and linkage program, Critical Time Intervention, for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health needs following residential substance abuse treatment. Dr. Manuel’s future work will focus on implementation research to optimize the delivery of evidence-based interventions for multiple contexts in community practice.
Principal Investigator, Intervention for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders Leaving Residential Treatment. Active
Principal Investigator, Decision Making in Adopting Evidence-Based Practices and Innovations in Residential Substance Abuse Treatment. Completed


Tomita A, Manuel JI (2020).
Evidence on the association between cigarette smoking and incident depression from the South African National Income Dynamics Study 2008-2015: Mental health implications for a resource-limited setting
Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 22 (1), 118-123. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty163. PMCID: PMC7297018.

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.

Yuan Y, Manuel JI (2018).
The relationship between residential mobility and behavioral health service use in a national sample of adults with mental health and/or substance abuse problems
Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 14 (4), 201-210. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2018.1493557.

Manuel JI, Munson MR, Dino M, Villodas ML, Barba A, Panzer PG (2018).
Aging out or continuing on? Exploring strategies to prepare marginalized youth for a transition to recovery in adulthood
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 41 (4), 258-265. doi: 10.1037/prj0000332.

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.

Dr. Manuel's ResearchGate Profile