• 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.


John M.  Thorp

Dr. Thorp is the McAllister Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and the vice chair for research. He is a professor of maternal and child health, division director of women’s primary healthcare, deputy director for the Center for Women’s Health Research, and the executive medical director for the UNC Horizons Program. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal and fetal medicine. Dr. Thorp is a highly successful research scientist, and has published over three hundred peer-reviewed journal articles to date.