Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dr. Bill Wagner is an independently licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and medical anthropologist with extensive experience in public health advocacy, clinical service provision and research. He is the founder and executive director of Centro Sávila. For over 25 years he has worked as a clinician and researcher with immigrants and refugees that have survived political, domestic, and community violence. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of New Mexico. His research in anthropology focuses on racism, trauma, memory, identity and mental health. Dr. Wagner is a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Alum, the 2016 New Mexico Social Worker of the Year, 2019 New Mexico Voices for Children Spirit of Hope recipient. His goals are to increase access to healthcare services for New Mexico’s most underserved populations, contribute to the training of new bilingual, bicultural clinical providers and increase community engagement in building a healthier, more equitable and more engaged community.