• 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.


Lucinda L. Miner

Lucinda L. Miner, PhD served as the Deputy Director for Science Policy and Communications at NIDA since 1992, where she coordinated NIDA’s research training and science education programs. Dr. Miner has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on the genetic underpinnings of addiction, has served on several Federal Task Forces and Committees, received numerous awards and honors for her leadership in setting science policy standards, including sharing an Emmy award for her contributions to the HBO documentary, Addiction in 2008. Dr. Miner passed away April 22, 2012.

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