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Cat Patteson Poehling

Dr. Cat Patteson Poehling

Assistant Professor


Dr. Poehling is a mental health clinician, transformational leader, and community organizer with 20 years of experience working with diverse populations. She has a wide range of clinical experience providing individual and group psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and training. In addition to mental health, she is an active advocate for reproductive health, rights, and justice. Her current research is focused on the use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) within the social determinants of health as well as expanding access to contraception through telehealth and mail based services.

  • DSW - Tulane University of Louisiana (2021)
  • MS - Tulane University of Louisiana (2016)
  • MSW - Tulane University of Louisiana (2015)
  • Society of Family Planning
  • Society of Social Work and Research
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council of Social Work Education
  • Mississippi Public Health Association

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Areas of Expertise

Reproductive Justice, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Clinical Interventions and Supervision