Jemal, Alexis | JD | LCSW | PhD (Fellowship Leave)

Associate Professor
Phone: (212) 396-7526
Office: 442
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

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

Health and Mental Health (platform course)

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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]


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.