Alexis Jemal, JD, LCSW, PhD
Hunter Silberman School of Social Work - Assistant Professor
PhD, Social Work, Rutgers University
JD, Law, Rutgers School of Law
MSW, Social Work, Rutgers School of Social Work
BA, Sociology, International Studies, and Criminology, Rutgers University
Research Interests
Multi-level health interventions, Social justice, Participatory action research, Critical consciousness, Drugs, Violence, Trauma, Mass incarceration, HIV/HCV/STIs
Alexis Jemal, Assistant Professor at Silberman School of Social Work, integrates participatory action research methods, critical theory and the creative arts to develop multi-level and multi-systemic socio-health interventions that incorporate restorative justice frameworks, radical healing and liberation health models to address toxic stress, trauma and symptoms (e.g., substance use, HIV/HCV risk) of structural, community and interpersonal violence.
Principal Investigator, Adapting an Evidence-Based HIV/STI Risk Reduction Intervention to Address Oppressive Sexual Scripts Among Heterosexual African American Males and Females. Completed
Principal Investigator, Formative Research for Critical Consciousness Intervention Development. Completed


Jemal A, Windsor L, Inyang C, Pierre-Noel C (2022).
The critical dialogue cornerstone: Suggested practices to guide implementation, facilitation and evaluation
Journal of Progressive Human Services, 33 (3), 244-270. doi: 10.1080/10428232.2022.2056866. PMCID: PMC9426411.

Jemal A, Caliste S (2022).
Work-in-progress: Focus groups evaluate and inform revisions of a socio-behavioral health intervention
Evaluation and Program Planning, 93, 102079. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2022.102079. PMCID: PMC10148963.

Jemal A. (2022).
Critical clinical social work practice: Pathways to healing from the molecular to the macro
Clinical Social Work Journal [Epub 2022 May 13]. doi: 10.1007/s10615-022-00843-1.

Windsor LC, Jemal A, Goffnett J, Smith DC, Sarol J (2022).
Linking critical consciousness and health: The utility of the critical reflection about social determinants of health scale (CR_SDH)
SSM Population Health, 17, 101034. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101034. PMCID: PMC8819020.

Jemal A, Urmey LS, Caliste S (2021).
From sculpting an intervention to healing in action
Social Work with Groups, 44 (3), 226-243. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2020.1757923. PMCID: PMC8411875.

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