• 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.


Jessica  Bram

Jessica Bram is a writer, radio commentator and author of Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey published by Health Communications, Inc. April, 2009. Her commentaries, which have twice earned her first prize in the radio commentary category of the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists’ “Excellence in Journalism” competition, are frequently heard on the National Public Radio station WSHU. during NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.”
Jessica’s personal essays have been published and syndicated in national and regional newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, NY Times HERS column, Child Magazine, Country Accents and the Gannett Newspapers. She was formerly special sections editor of the Fairfield County Business Journal and a freelance journalist.
Jessica Bram is also founder of the Westport Writers’ Workshop, where she teaches private workshops in creative nonfiction, memoir, and essay writing. Information about these and other workshops, including fiction and magazine writing.
Jessica received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's of City and Regional Planning degree from Cornell University. She is a past president of the Entrepreneurial Woman’s Network and an active member of the Westport Rotary Club, the Westport Democratic Town Committee, the Connecticut Press Club, and the International Women’s Writing Guild.

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