Cathleen Willging

Center Director


(505) 765-2328

Cathleen E. Willging is a Senior Scientist and Center Director 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.