• Acting Assistant Professor, Global Health
Bradley Wagenaar

1107 NE 45th St #350
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

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Dr. Wagenaar is an Acting Instructor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. He is also Technical Advisor to Health Alliance International, a Center in the Department of Global Health. His research, implementation, and service work focuses on supporting equitable public-sector health systems and policies globally. He has particular interests in improving the prevention and treatment of mental illness in low-resource settings in the US and globally. He has previously worked in Cameroon, Haiti, Malawi, and Liberia. He is currently in the first year of a NIMH-funded Career Development Award to improve the integration of depression care into primary care in public-sector clinics in Mozambique. He is also the Principal Investigator of an NIMH-funded project to develop innovative systems analysis and improvement approaches to optimize the delivery of task-shared mental healthcare in public-sector clinics in Mozambique. He also serves as the implementation science capacity building co-lead for the NIMH-funded U19 Southern African Research Consortium for Mental Health Integration in South Africa, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

As faculty in the DGH, he has developed innovative implementation science methods and capacity building approaches, including an online distance-learning course on the Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health, which has, to date, trained 627 students from 24 countries. He also teaches the Advanced Global Health Implementation Science Evaluation Methods course offered each spring. He is trained as an Epidemiologist and has specific methods expertise in quasi-experimental designs and time-series analyses.

  • 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., 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., Raunig-Berho, M., Cumbe, V., Rao, D., Napúa, M., & Sherr, K. (2016). Suicide attempts and deaths in Sofala, Mozambique: who, where, and with what from 2011-2014. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. PMID: 27245814

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

Fernandes, Q., Wagenaar, B.H., Anselmi, L., Pfeiffer, J., Gloyd, S., Sherr, K. (2014). Effects of health systems strengthening on under-5, infant, and neonatal mortality: 10-year provincial-level time-series analyses from Mozambique. Lancet Global Health, 2(8), e468-e477. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70276-1