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 (2022).
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 [Epub 2022 Dec 19]. doi: 10.1177/10778012221137921.

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.

Guarino H, Mateu-Gelabert P, Quinn K, Sirikantraporn S, Ruggles KV, Syckes C, Goodbody E, Jessell L, Friedman SR (2021).
Adverse childhood experiences predict early initiation of opioid use behaviors
Frontiers in Sociology, 6, 620395. doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2021.620395. PMCID: PMC8158934.

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