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, 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.

Jemal A (2021).
Liberation-based social work theory in progress: Time to practice what I teach
Qualitative Social Work, 20 (1-2), 516-523. doi: 10.1177/1473325020981085.

Jemal A (2021).
Healing lives in community: The Integrated Transformative Potential Intervention Development (InTrePID) method
Genealogy, 5 (1), 4. doi: 10.3390/genealogy5010004.

Jemal A, Gunn A, Inyang C (2020).
Transforming responses: Exploring the treatment of substance-using African American women
Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 19 (4), 659-687. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2019.1579141. PMCID: PMC6776726.

Jemal A, Bussey SR, Davis K (2020).
Transformative consciousness: Scale development and content validity
Critical Social Work, 21 (1), 31-53. doi: 10.22329/csw.v21i1.6226.

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