• 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.


Jeffrey  Fortuna

Doctor of Public Health with advanced post-doctoral training in neurochemistry, pharmacology, and nutrition. His primary research interests and clinical background have focused on evaluating the efficacy of pharmacologic agents, diets, and supplements in the treatment of drug dependence. He has worked in the addiction treatment field for the past 27 years.

Dr. Fortuna is on the faculty in the Department of Health Science at California State University, Fullerton where he teaches classes in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Health Behavior, and Nutrition. He has served as an educator for the past 37 years, including the past 23 years at Fullerton. He has also received numerous awards and has been honored as an outstanding faculty member. In addition, he also authored a scientific rationale and protocol for Omega 3 fatty acids and fish oil, which he regularly presents at conferences and during physician and other clinician trainings. He has authored numerous professional papers on nutrition and brain chemistry. He is the author of Food, Brain Chemistry and Behavior.

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