• Acting Instructor, 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 Director of Research for Partners in Health, Liberia, and 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, and Malawi. In his current role with PIH - Liberia, he is leading the development of an applied implementation science and health systems research program, with a focus on research capacity building. In his current role with Health Alliance International, a Center of the Department of Global Health, he provides technical support to a number of health systems, operations research, and implementation science projects in Mozambique, primarily focused on improving government primary healthcare and the quality and use of health information system data for decision-making and health evaluations. 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 464 students from 16 countries. 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)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Fulfulde
  • Portuguese
Health Topics 
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Policy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources
  • Implementation Science
  • Mental Health

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