• 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.


Barbara D. Estrada

Barbara D. Estrada, MS, is the GAIN Senior Clinical and Evaluation Consultant for Chestnut Health Systems. In her position at Chestnut she develops products and training services related to using the GAIN for program evaluation and program planning and assists in the development of products, presentations and training services related to the clinical interpretation of the GAIN. Ms. Estrada also provides technical assistance in the area of program evaluation, program management and clinical utility to GAIN users. Ms. Estrada has worked as a research director and evaluator for over a dozen studies funded by NIDA, SAMHSA, Department of Education, HRSA and HUD.