• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Kim  Andringa

Dr. Andringa received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan, with a dissertation looking at the efficacy of enhanced prenatal care services for low-income women. In addition, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UNC-CH in interventions for preventing and managing chronic illness. She’s currently a research instructor in the UNC School of Medicine’s OB/GYN program.