Center for Rural & Community Behavioral Health (CRCBH)

Research Affiliate


The mission of CRCBH is to address health care disparities through: health services research and evaluation; capacity building; training and workforce development; and increasing access to quality behavioral health services that are holistic, cost-effective and provided with respect to the unique cultures within the communities of New Mexico. CRCBH was established within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico in 1993 to provide community-oriented services to underserved populations, engage in rural training and workforce development and strengthen the behavioral health services research capacity in New Mexico. CRCBH faculty and staff have expertise in the following areas: Native American mental health, rural mental health, family and community medicine, traumatic brain injury, child and adolescent issues, co-occurring disorders, developmental disabilities, culturally-sensitive care, and severe and persistent mental illness. 

Related Research Specializations

  • Sociology of Health and Medicine