Lauren Jessell
Lauren Jessell, PhD
Independent Investigator
Psychotherapist in Private Practice
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


Jessell L, Mateu-Gelabert P, Guarino H, Fong C (2024).
Why young women who use opioids are at risk for rape: The impact of social vulnerabilities and sexually coercive drug using contexts
Violence Against Women, 50 (5), 1035-1052. doi: 10.1177/10778012221137921.

Zaidi I, Jordan AE, Jessell L, Dominguez LG, Harocopos A, Nolan M (2023).
Housing status and COVID-19 prevention recommendations among people who use drugs
COVID, 3 (10), 1612-1621. doi: 10.3390/covid3100110.

Jessell L, Stanhope V (2022).
“How do you try to have anyone comply or at least be pliable with you if that person’s not even medicated?”: Perspectives on the use of psychiatric medication within recovery-oriented practice
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 45 (2), 153-159. doi: 10.1037/prj0000493. PMCID: PMC8766622.

Jessell L, Zaidi I, Dominguez-Gomez L, Harocopos A (2022).
Collecting data during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons from an in-person survey of people who use opioids
Public Health Reports, 137 (2), 272-277. doi: 10.1177/00333549211063473. PMCID: PMC8900227.

Stanhope V, Baslock D, Tondora J, Jessell L, Ross AM, Marcus SC (2021).
Developing a tool to measure person-centered care in service planning
Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 681597. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.681597. PMCID: PMC8365091.

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