• 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.


Manuel  Villacorta

Manuel Villacorta, the founder of Eating Free, is one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country, he is a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Manuel's San Francisco-based practice, MV Nutrition (where he developed Eating Free), has served thousands of people and received two consecutive "Best Bay Area Dietitian" awards (2009 and 2010) from the San Francisco Chronicle and Citysearch. He has been a spokesperson for statewide health campaigns such as the "California Latino 5-A-Day Program" and "Got Milk. Villacorta's easy-to-understand teachings, alongside his strong bilingual fluency in English and Spanish, have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on both local and national television and radio, and in articles in print publications and online.

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