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Jemal, Alexis | JD | MSW | PhD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7526
Office: 442
Email: aj1423@hunter.cuny.edu
Areas of Expertise:
Critical Social Work
Multi-level health, justice and welfare interventions
Systemic inequity and internalized oppression
Critical consciousness and community organizing
Violence, HIV/STI risk, Substance Use, Trauma, Shame, Mass Incarceration
Theory in social work research and practice

Education:
Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.S.W., Rutgers University, School of Social Work
J.D., Rutgers University, School of Law-Newark

Courses:
Health and Mental Health (platform course)

Scholarship


Smith, V. & Jemal, A. (2015). Exploring the dynamics of a community collaborative board (CCB):
Addressing the health of transitioning ex-offenders in a distressed neighborhood. Health Promotion Practice.

Windsor, L., Jemal, A., & Alessi, E. (2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy and substance using
minorities: A meta-analysis. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(2), 300-13.

Windsor, L., Jemal, A., & Benoit, E. (2014). Community Wise: Paving the way for empowerment in
community reentry. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(5), 501-11.

Windsor, L, Pinto, R., Benoit E., Jessell, L., & Jemal, A. (2014). Community Wise: Addressing
oppression to promote individual and community health. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 14(4), 402-420.

Jessell, L., Smith, V., & Jemal, A., & Windsor, L. (2015). Using online learning communities to facilitate collaboration in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). [Manuscript submitted for publication]


Research


In her current research activities, Dr. Jemal uses participatory action research methods to develop multi-level health and justice interventions, which address systemic inequity (e.g., racism) and its outcomes (e.g., trauma, community violence, drug use, HIV/STI risk, shame) among African Americans.