• 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.


Cristin D.  Runfola

Dr. Runfola is a clinical assistant professor and Global Foundation for Eating Disorders (GFED) scholar with the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. She oversees Embody Carolina, an organization dedicated to preparing students to serve as compassionate and effective allies to those struggling with eating disorders. Dr. Runfola received her PhD and MS in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University and her BA in psychology from San Diego State University while also receiving specialized training in eating disorders treatment and research at Stanford University and the University of San Diego, California (UCSD), respectively.