• 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 and/or implementation science projects in the US, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, 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)
  • French
  • Fulfulde
  • 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 BH, Augusto O, Beste J, Toomay SJ, Wickett E, Dunbar N, Bawo L, Wesseh CS. The 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak and primary healthcare delivery in Liberia: Time-series analyses for 2010-2016
PLoS Med. 2018 Feb 20;15(2):e1002508. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002508. eCollection 2018 Feb.
PMID: 29462138

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

Xiao H, Augusto O, Wagenaar BH. Reflection on modern methods: a common error in the segmented regression parameterization of interrupted time-series analyses. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 Jul 9;50(3):1011-1015. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyaa148. PMID: 33097937

Fabian KE, Muanido A, Cumbe VFJ, Manaca N, Hicks L, Weiner BJ, Sherr K, Wagenaar BH. Optimizing treatment cascades for mental healthcare in Mozambique: preliminary effectiveness of the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach for Mental Health (SAIA-MH). Health Policy Plan. 2021 Feb 16;35(10):1354-1363. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czaa114. PMID: 33221835

Fernandes QF, Wagenaar BH, Anselmi L, Pfeiffer J, Gloyd S, Sherr K. Effects of health-system strengthening on under-5, infant, and neonatal mortality: 11-year provincial-level time-series analyses in Mozambique
Lancet Glob Health. 2014 Aug;2(8):e468-77. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70276-1. Epub 2014 Jul 23. PMID: 25103520