Leah Whigham, Ph.D

Executive Director

Dr. Whigham has a B.S. degree in biochemistry from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Whigham’s career has focused on obesity, nutrition and weight loss.

As Executive Director of the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living, she oversees a mission to provide leadership through innovative and sustainable approaches to promote healthy eating and active living in the Paso del Norte Region. The Institute applies a Collective Impact Model to address obesity, nutrition, and physical activity in a region that covers five US counties in southern New Mexico and far west Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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