• 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.


Sheri L.  Towe

Sheri L. Towe, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and postdoctoral associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute. She has specialized training in addiction and her current research focuses on studying the effects of substance use and HIV infection on decision making and cognitive functioning.