Center for Deployment Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
If You Build It, They May Not Come
Maegan Willing, PhD, MPH, is a Research Psychologist (HJF) with the Center for Deployment Psychology. Dr. Willing earned her doctorate in Medical Psychology and Masters of Public Health in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Following her graduate work, Dr. Willing completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Deployment Psychology managing the Second Life Island for Preventing Suicide project, which developed an asynchronous, interactive, avatar-based learning environment to train mental health providers in evidence-based suicide prevention strategies. She has been with USU since 2014 and began working with the CDP in 2018. Dr. Willing’s research broadly examines mental health in military populations. Her primary research interests include the development, correlates, and treatment of sleep and posttraumatic stress disorder in service members, with a particular emphasis on posttraumatic nightmares, and suicide prevention.