Jennifer Manuel is an Associate Professor at NYU Silver.
Dr. Manuel’s research focuses on the delivery and quality of treatment services among persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health needs. In 2014, she was awarded a NIDA Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) to adapt and pilot test an assertive outreach and linkage program, Critical Time Intervention, for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health needs following residential substance abuse treatment. Dr. Manuel’s future work will focus on implementation research to optimize the delivery of existing evidence-based interventions, such as CTI, for multiple contexts in community practice.
Dr. Manuel is a member of the Council on Social Work Education, Society for Social Work and Research, and AcademyHealth. In 2013, she was selected to be an early career reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.
During her doctoral studies, Dr. Manuel was funded by an NIMH T32 Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Services Research. She also received funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health to complete her dissertation research on treatment adherence and continuity of care among individuals with co-occurring disorders receiving integrated treatment. Dr. Manuel completed three years of postdoctoral work at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, where she led a statewide initiative to develop, implement, and evaluate a model for transitioning clients from assertive community treatment to less intensive services. Prior to joining the NYU Silver faculty, Dr. Manuel was an assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.
She earned her MSW and PhD from Columbia University School of Social Work and her BS from Texas Christian University.
Adults With Opioid and Methamphetamine Co-use Have Lower Odds of Completing Short-Term Residential Treatment Than Other Opioid Co-use Groups: A Retrospective Health Services Study
Ware, O. D., Manuel, J. I. & Huhn, A. S., Dec 8 2021, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 12, 784229.
Pathways to substance use: a qualitative study of individuals in short-term residential treatment
Conrad, J. A., Jimenez, S. & Manuel, J. I., 2021, In : Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 21, 4, p. 363-381 19 p.
Factors associated with benzodiazepine prescribing in community mental health settings
Jessell, L., Stanhope, V., Manuel, J. I. & Mateu-Gelabert, P., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 109, p. 56-60 5 p.
Evidence on the association between cigarette smoking and incident depression from the south african national income dynamics study 2008-2015: Mental health implications for a resource-limited setting
Tomita, A. & Manuel, J. I., Jan 1 2020, In : Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 22, 1, p. 118-123 6 p.
Aging out or continuing on? Exploring strategies to prepare marginalized youth for a transition to recovery in adulthood
Manuel, J. I., Munson, M. R., Dino, M., Villodas, M. L., Barba, A. & Panzer, P. G., Dec 2018, In : Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 41, 4, p. 258-265 8 p.
The Relationship Between Residential Mobility and Behavioral Health Service Use in a National Sample of Adults With Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Problems
Yuan, Y. & Manuel, J. I., Oct 2 2018, In : Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 14, 4, p. 201-210 10 p.
Understanding engagement in the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) from the perspectives of individuals receiving treatment
Gandy-Guedes, M. E., Manuel, J. I., George, M., McCray, S. & Negatu, D., Jul 4 2018, In : Social Work in Mental Health. 16, 4, p. 400-418 19 p.
Implementing SBIRT for adolescents within community mental health organizations: A mixed methods study
Stanhope, V., Manuel, J. I., Jessell, L. & Halliday, T. M., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 90, p. 38-46 9 p.
Racial/Ethnic and Gender Disparities in Health Care Use and Access
Manuel, J. I., Jun 2018, In : Health Services Research. 53, 3, p. 1407-1429 23 p.
Gender Differences in Perceived Unmet Treatment Needs Among Persons With and Without Co-occurring Disorders
Manuel, J. I., Stebbins, M. B. & Wu, E., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. 45, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.
The evolution of health care policy.
Manuel, J. I. & Barrenger, S. L., 2018. Social work and integrated health care: From policy to practice and back. . New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Gender differences in discharge dispositions of emergency department visits involving drug misuse and abuse-2004-2011
Manuel, J. I. & Lee, J., May 30 2017, In : Substance Abuse: Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 12, 1, 28.
The Grand Challenge of Reducing Gender and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Service Access and Needs Among Adults with Alcohol Misuse
Manuel, J. I., Apr 3 2017, In : Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 17, 1-2, p. 10-35 26 p.
A comparison of how behavioral health organizations utilize training to prepare for health care reform
Stanhope, V., Choy-Brown, M., Barrenger, S., Manuel, J., Mercado, M., McKay, M. & Marcus, S. C., Feb 14 2017, In : Implementation Science. 12, 1, 19.
“Sometimes What They Think is Helpful is Not Really Helpful”: Understanding Engagement in the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
George, M., Manuel, J. I., Gandy-Guedes, M. E., McCray, S. & Negatu, D., Nov 1 2016, In : Community mental health journal. 52, 8, p. 882-890 9 p.
Populations at Special Health Risk: Homeless
Herman, D. B. & Manuel, J. I., Oct 6 2016, International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Inc., p. 556-562 7 p.
The development and validation of a measurement of multicultural competence towards Arab Americans.
Khoury, D. & Manuel, J. I., 2016, In : Best Practices in Mental Health. 12, p. 43-60
HIV and smoking: Associated risks and prevention strategies
Kariuki, W., Manuel, J. I., Kariuki, N., Tuchman, E., O’Neal, J. & Lalanne, G. A., Dec 24 2015, In : HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care. 8, p. 17-36 20 p.
Trends in Hospital Discharges and Dispositions for Episodes of Co-occurring Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
Manuel, J. I., Gandy, M. E. & Rieker, D., Mar 2015, In : Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. 42, 2, p. 168-175 8 p.
Student Attitudes Toward Religious Diversity and Implications for Multicultural Competence
Abell, M. L., Manuel, J. & Schoeneman, A., Jan 2 2015, In : Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work. 34, 1, p. 91-104 14 p.
Clinical case management.
Walsh, J. & Manuel, J. I., 2015. Social Workers’ Desk Reference. 3 ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinicians and Organizations
Wike, T. L., Bledsoe, S. E., Manuel, J. I., Despard, M., Johnson, L. V., Bellamy, J. L. & Killian-Farrell, C., Jun 2014, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 42, 2, p. 161-170 10 p.
Clinicians’ Perceptions of Challenges and Strategies of Transition from Assertive Community Treatment to Less Intensive Services
Finnerty, M. T., Manuel, J. I., Tochterman, A. Z., Stellato, C., Fraser, L. H., Reber, C. A. S., Reddy, H. B. & Miracle, A. D., Jan 2014, In : Community mental health journal. 51, 1, p. 85-95 11 p.
Use of intervention strategies by assertive community treatment teams to promote patients' engagement
Manuel, J. I., Appelbaum, P. S., Le Melle, S. M., Mancini, A. D., Huz, S., Stellato, C. B. & Finnerty, M. T., Jun 1 2013, In : Psychiatric Services. 64, 6, p. 579-585 7 p.
Forensic and nonforensic clients in assertive community treatment: A longitudinal study
Beach, C., Dykema, L. R., Appelbaum, P. S., Deng, L., Leckman-Westin, E., Manuel, J. I., McReynolds, L. & Finnerty, M. T., May 1 2013, In : Psychiatric Services. 64, 5, p. 437-444 8 p.
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Practitioner Assessment of an Agency-Based Training Program
Bledsoe-Mansori, S. E., Manuel, J. I., Bellamy, J. L., Fang, L., Dinata, E. & Mullen, E. J., Mar 2013, In : Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 10, 2, p. 73-90 18 p.
Addressing the barriers to EBP implementation in social work: Reflections from the BEST Project.
Bellamy, J. L., Bledsoe, S. E., Manuel, J. I., Fang, L. & Mullen, E. J., 2013. From the Task-Centered Approach to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice. . Chicago: Lyceum Press
The influence of stress and social support on depressive symptoms in mothers with young children
Manuel, J. I., Martinson, M. L., Bledsoe-Mansori, S. E. & Bellamy, J. L., Dec 2012, In : Social Science and Medicine. 75, 11, p. 2013-2020 8 p.
Factors associated with initiation on clozapine and on other antipsychotics among medicaid enrollees
Manuel, J. I., Essock, S. M., Wu, Y., Pangilinan, M. & Stroup, S., Nov 1 2012, In : Psychiatric Services. 63, 11, p. 1146-1149 4 p.
"I hope I can make it out there": Perceptions of women with severe mental Illness on the transition from hospital to community
Manuel, J. I., Hinterland, K., Conover, S. & Herman, D. B., Jun 2012, In : Community mental health journal. 48, 3, p. 302-308 7 p.
Development and use of a transition readiness scale to help manage ACT team capacity
Donahue, S. A., Manuel, J. I., Herman, D. B., Fraser, L. H., Chen, H. & Essock, S. M., Mar 1 2012, In : Psychiatric Services. 63, 3, p. 223-229 7 p.
Substance use disorder among people with first-episode psychosis: A systematic review of course and treatment
Wisdom, J. P., Manuel, J. I. & Drake, R. E., Sep 2011, In : Psychiatric Services. 62, 9, p. 1007-1012 6 p.
Does assertive community treatment increase medication adherence for people with co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders?
Manuel, J. I., Covell, N. H., Jackson, C. T. & Essock, S. M., Jan 2011, In : Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 17, 1, p. 51-56 6 p.
Prevalence of substance use in people with first-episode Psychosis
Wisdom, J. P. & Manuel, J. I., 2011, In : Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 7, 1-2, p. 39-49 11 p.
Relationship power and sexual risk among women in community-based substance abuse treatment
Campbell, A. N. C., Tross, S., Dworkin, S. L., Hu, M. C., Manuel, J., Pavlicova, M. & Nunes, E. V., Nov 2009, In : Journal of Urban Health. 86, 6, p. 951-964 14 p.
Preparing social work practitioners to use evidence-based practice: A comparison of experiences from an implementation project
Manuel, J. I., Mullen, E. J., Fang, L., Bellamy, J. L. & Bledsoe, S. E., Sep 2009, In : Research on Social Work Practice. 19, 5, p. 613-627 15 p.
Agency-university partnership for evidence-based practice in social work
Bellamy, J. L., Bledsoe, S. E., Mullen, E. J., Fang, L. & Manuel, J. I., 2008, In : Journal of Social Work Education. 44, 3, p. 55-76 22 p.
Populations at special health risk: The homeless
Herman, D. B. & Manuel, J., 2008, International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Inc., p. 261-268 8 p.
Borderline personality disorder.
Ivanoff, A., Manuel, J. I. & Schmidt, H., 2007. Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach. . John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Evaluating existing evidence.
Manuel, J. I., Fang, L., Bellamy, J. L. & Bledsoe, S. E., 2007. Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice . 8th ed. New York: Oxford University Press
Finding existing evidence.
Fang, L., Manuel, J. I., Bellamy, J. L. & Bledsoe, S. E., 2007. Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice . 8 ed. New York: Oxford University Press
An integrated relapse prevention and relationship safety intervention for women on methadone: Testing short-term effects on intimate partner violence and substance use
Gilbert, L., El-Bassel, N., Manuel, J., Wu, E., Go, H., Golder, S., Seewald, R. & Sanders, G., Oct 2006, In : Violence and Victims. 21, 5, p. 657-672 16 p.