• 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.


Elizabeth  Evans

Liz Evans is interested in understanding the course of addiction and recovery among diverse populations over the life course. A project director at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) and a doctoral student at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, she has published on topics related to addiction health services utilization and outcomes, health disparities in drug abuse treatment outcomes, and the effectiveness of treating instead of incarcerating drug offenders.