• 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.


Denise  Walker

Denise Walker, PhD, has expertise in the fields of addictive behaviors and intimate-partner violence. Her research focuses on the development, testing, and implementation of interventions that bring about positive changes in patterns of behavior, with a particular expertise in marijuana treatment. Dr. Walker is a clinical psychologist and the director of the Innovative Programs Research Group (IPRG).