• 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.


Vishnupriya  Samarendra

Vishnupriya Samarendra, MD, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2016 with a medical degree. She currently works at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System as a research associate on studies investigating social cognition in veterans with serious mental illness. She is completing her residency training at New York Medical College Psychiatry Residency Program at Westchester Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests include substance use disorders, motivational interviewing and behavior change, child and adolescent psychiatry, and trauma.