Contact Information

Senior Scientist
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest,
612 Encino Place
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-765-2328 (phone) 
888-777-4802 (fax)

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2013


Cathleen Willging, Ph.D.



Ph.D. Rutgers University
M.A.   Rutgers University
B.S.   Purdue University

Research Statement

Cathleen E. Willging is a Senior Scientist at the Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Dr. Willging received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Rutgers University in 1999. Her postdoctoral studies in anthropology and evaluation were undertaken at the University of New Mexico between 1999 and 2002.  Her interests include mental health services research, health policy, rural populations, gender and sexuality, and community-based participatory planning and evaluation.  She has spearheaded a number of research projects in New Mexico that employ qualitative data collection and mixed-methods approaches to understand the impacts of new programs and policy reforms on diverse populations.


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