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

Hans Rosling Center 749

3980 15th Ave.

Box 351620

Seattle, WA 98195

United States

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Dr. Wagenaar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. 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 and/or implementation science projects in the US, Mozambique, India, and Guatemala. As faculty in the DGH, he teaches the Advanced Global Health Evaluation Methods course (GH537) offered each spring focused on quasi-experimental designs and analyses. He has also worked to develop online distance learning courses in implementation science that have, trained >1,000 students from >30 countries.

  • PhD, University of Washington
  • MPH, Emory University
  • BA, St. Olaf College
Country Affiliations 
  • Portuguese
Health Topics 
  • Biostatistics
  • Burden of Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Child Mortality
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Clinical Mentoring
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Delivery Logistics
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Financing
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Policy
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • 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
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

Wagenaar, B.H., Hammett, W.H., Jackson, C., Atkins, D., Belus, J.M., Kemp, C.G. (2020). Implementation outcomes and strategies for depression interventions in low-and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Global Mental Health. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2020.1.

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

Fabian, K., Muanido, A., Cumbe, V.F.J., Manaca, N., Hicks, L., Weiner, B., Sherr, K., Wagenaar, B.H. (2020). Optimizing treatment cascades for task-shared mental healthcare in Mozambique: preliminary effectiveness of the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach for Mental Health (SAIA-MH). Health Policy & Planning. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czaa114

Cumbe, V.F.J., Muanido, A., Turner, M., Ramiro, I., Sherr, K., Weiner, B.J., Flaherty, B.P., Sharma, M., Faduque, F., Xerinda, E.R., Wagenaar, B.H. (2022). Systems analysis and improvement approach to optimize outpatient mental health treatment cascades in Mozambique (SAIA-MH): study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. Implementation Science; 17(37). doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-022-01213-8.

Cobb, N.L., Collier, S., Attia, E.F., Augusto, O., West, T.E., Wagenaar, B.H. (2022). Global influenza surveillance systems to detect the spread of influenza-negative influenza-like illness during the COVID-19 pandemic: Time series outlier analyses from 2015-2020. PLOS Medicine. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1004035.