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    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.


Annesa  Flentje

Annesa Flentje, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Systems in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, where she focuses on reducing LGBTQ health disparities. Her research focuses on understanding how sexual minority stress may influence the health of LGBTQ individuals, developing interventions to reduce that stress, and understanding LGBTQ physical and mental health across the lifespan. In addition to her research, Dr. Flentje teaches up-and-coming nurse practitioners how to provide treatment for individuals with substance use disorders.