• Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Bradley Wagenaar

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Dr. Wagenaar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, and a Technical Advisor to Health Alliance International, a Center in the Department of Global Health. His work focuses on using innovative implementation science methods to answer pressing questions around improving public-sector health systems and health policies globally. He has particular interests in improving the prevention and treatment of mental illness in low-resource settings in the US and globally. In addition, he is passionate about the use of quasi-experimental designs and routine health information systems data to optimize the scale-up of complex health systems approaches globally.

He is currently PI or Co-I on a number of mental health implementation science projects in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and South Africa. As faculty in the DGH, he teaches the Advanced Global Health Evaluation Methods course (GH537) offered each spring. He has also worked to develop innovative online distance learning courses in implementation science that have, to date, trained >1,000 students from >30 countries.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (Emory University)
  • BA (St. Olaf College)
  • French
  • Fulfulde
  • Portuguese
Health Topics 
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Policy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Implementation Science
  • Injury, Violence, Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Operations Research
  • Political Economy of Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use

Wagenaar, B.H., Augusto, O., Beste, J., Toomay, S., Wickett, E., Dunbar, N., Bawo, L. Wesseh, S. (2018). Effects of the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak on Primary Health Care Delivery in Liberia: Time-series Analyses from 2010-2016. PLoS Medicine, 15(2): e1002508. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002508

Wagenaar, B.H., Sherr, K., Fernandes, Q., Wagenaar, A.C. (2015). Using routine health information systems for well-designed health evaluations in low and middle-income countries. Health Policy & Planning. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czv029

Wagenaar, B.H., Cumbe, V., Raunig-Berho, M., Rao, D., Kohrt, B.A., Stergachis, A., Napúa, M., & Sherr, K. (2016). Outpatient mental health services in Mozambique: use and treatments. Psychiatric Services. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201500508

Wagenaar, B.H., Gimbel, S., Hoek, R., Pfeiffer, J., Michel, C., Manuel, J., Cuembelo, F., Quembo, T., Afonso, P., Porthé, V., Gloyd, S., Sherr, K. (2015). Effects of a health information system data quality intervention on concordance in Mozambique: time-series analyses from 2009-2012. Population Health Metrics, 13(9). doi: 10.1186/s12963-015-0043-3

Wagenaar B.H., Hagaman, A.K., McLean K.E., Kaiser, B.N., & Kohrt, B.A. (2013). Determinants of care-seeking for mental health problems in rural Haiti: Culture, cost, or competency. Psychiatric Services. Jan 15. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200272.