Fernando Wagner

Fernando WagnerFernando Wagner, Professor

Dr. Fernando A. Wagner is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is interested in the development of methods, knowledge, and community-based participatory interventions promoting wellness and public mental health, and has led research in the US and Mexico for over 35 years. Dr. Wagner earned his Doctor of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Mental Hygiene, 1999), where he also completed a year of postdoctoral training in psychiatric epidemiology (2000), and a Master of Public Health (1993). He has received important awards, such as the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship (1992-93), the Morton Kramer Award (Johns Hopkins University, 1998), the WHO/CPDD/NIDA International Award (2002); as well Faculty of the Year (2007,) Investigator of the Year (2008), and the Golden Apple Award (2010) during his tenure at Morgan State University from 2002 to 2017. Inducted to the National Public Health Honor Society (2007), he is first author or coauthor in prestigious scientific journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Journal of Epidemiology, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Addictions, and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Wagner is a member of the following professional organizations:

· College of Problems of Drug Dependence
· American Public Health Association
· Maryland Public Health Association
· National Hispanic Science Network

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.5696
E-mail: fernando.wagner@ssw.umaryland.edu
Room: 5E10

Wagner, Fernando CV

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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MPH, DS; Johns Hopkins University

Expertise and Research Interests

Development of Methods, Knowledge, and Community-participatory Interventions Promoting Wellness and Public Mental Health

Recent Publications

Gonzalez-Forteza C, Juarez-Lopez CE, Jimenez A, Montejo-Leon L, Wagner FA (2017). Suicide behaviors and associated factors in Campeche, Mexico. Prev Med. 2017 Sep 13. pii: S0091-7435(17)30334-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.09.011.

Noonan AS, Velasco-Mondragon HE, Wagner FA (2016). Improving the health of African Americans in the USA: an overdue opportunity for social justice. Public Health Reviews, October 3; 37:12.

Sheikhattari P, Apata J, Kamangar F, Schutzman C, O'Keefe A, Buccheri J, Wagner FA. (2016). Examining Smoking Cessation in a Community-Based Versus Clinic-Based Intervention Using Community-Based Participatory Research. J Community Health. Dec;41(6):1146-1152. PubMed PMID: 27688221; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5083217.

Peralta RL, Stewart BC, Steele JL, Wagner FA (2016). Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs in Emerging Adulthood: Differentiating Sex from Gender. Addiction Research & Theory, 1-9. 24(5):389-397.

Wagner FA, Sheikhattari P, Buccheri J, Gunning M, Bleich L, Schutzman C (2016). A Community-Based Participatory Research on Smoking Cessation Intervention for Urban Communities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 27:35–50.

 Johnson C, Sheikhattari P, Chao L, Wagner FA (2015). Implementation and Feasibility of an Auricular Acupuncture Intervention for Smoking Cessation in a Residential Spiritual Recovery Program: A Pilot Study. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 5(3): 42–71.

González-Forteza C, Juárez-López CE, Montejo-León LA, Oseguera-Díaz G, Wagner FA, & Jiménez-Tapia A (2015). Ideación suicida y su asociación con drogas, depresión e impulsividad en una muestra representativa de estudiantes de secundaria del estado de Campeche, México. Acta Universitaria, 25(NE-2), 29-34. doi: 10.15174/au.2015.862

Alanís-Navarro S, Berenzón Gorn S, Vázquez-Pineda F, Wagner FA, Cárdenas-López G (2015). Restricciones al consumo de alcohol en un grupo de adolescentes mexicanos. Psicología Iberoamericana 23(2): 7-16.

Gonzalez-Forteza C, Hermosillo EA, Vacio-Muro MA, Peralta R, & Wagner FA (2015). Depression among adolescents. Perspectives for public health and clinical practice. Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México 72(2):149-155.

Jiménez-Tapia A, Wagner FA, Rivera-Heredia ME, González-Forteza C (2015). Estudio de la depresión en estudiantes de la Ciudad de México y del Estado de Michoacán por medio de la versión revisada de la CES-D. Salud Mental 38(2):103-107.

Unikel-Santoncini C, Díaz-de-León-Vázquez C, González-Forteza C, Wagner FA, & Rivera- Márquez JA (2015). Conducta alimentaria de riesgo, síntomas depresivos y correlatos psicosociales en estudiantes universitarios de primer ingreso. Acta Universitaria, 25(NE-2), 35-39. doi:10.15174/au.2015.847.

Sánchez-García S, García-Peña C, González-Forteza C, Jiménez-Tapia A, Gallo JJ, Wagner FA (2014). Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents and Older Adults in Mexico City. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2014 Jun;49(6):953-60. doi: 10.1007/s00127-014-0828-x. Epub 2014 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 24488153.

Pérez-Zepeda MU, Arango-Lopera VE, Wagner FA, Gallo JJ, Sánchez-García S, Juárez-Cedillo T, García-Peña C (2013). Factors associated with help-seeking behaviors in Mexican older individuals with depressive symptoms: a cross-sectional study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28(12):1260-9. doi: 10.1002/gps.3953. Epub 2013 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 23585359; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3797168.

García-Peña C, Wagner FA, Sánchez-García S, Espinel-Bermúdez C, Juárez-Cedillo T, Pérez-Zepeda M, Arango-Lopera V, Franco-Marina F, Ramírez-Aldana R, Gallo JJ (2013). Late-life depressive symptoms: prediction models of change. J Affect Disord. 150(3):886-94. PMID: 23731940

Wagner FA, González-Forteza C, Sánchez-García S, García-Peña C, Gallo JJ (2012). Enfocando la depresión como problema de salud pública en México. [Targeting Depression as a Public Health Problem in Mexico]. Salud Mental 35:3-11.

González-Forteza C, Wagner FA, Jiménez -Tapia A (2012). Escala de Depresión del Centro de Estudios Epidemiológicos (CES-D) en México: Análisis bibliométrico. [Center of Epidemiological Studies of Depression Scale (CES-D) in Mexico: Bibliometric Analysis]. Salud Mental 35:13-20.

Sánchez-García S, Juárez-Cedillo T, Gallegos-Carrillo K, Gallo JJ, Wagner FA, García-Peña C (2012). Frecuencia de los síntomas depresivos entre adultos mayores de la Ciudad de México. [Frequency of depressive symptoms among older adults in Mexico City]. Salud Mental 35:71-77.

Storr CL, Wagner FA, Chen CY, Anthony JC (2011). Childhood predictors of first chance to use and use of cannabis by young adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 117(1):7-15. PMID: 21288658.

Alvanzo AAH, Storr CL, La Flair L, Green KM, Wagner FA, Crum RM (2011). Race/ethnicity and sex differences in progression from drinking initiation to the development of alcohol dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 118(2-3):375-82. PMID: 21652154.

Wang Y, Storr CL, Browne DC, Wagner FA (2011). Early Sexual Experience and Later Onset of Illegal Drug Use among African American Students on HBCU Campuses. Substance Use and Misuse 46(4):543-51.

Juárez-Cedillo T, Sánchez-García S, Mould-Quevedo JF, García-Peña C, Gallo JJ, Wagner FA, Vargas-Alarcón G (2010). Cost-effective analysis of genotyping using oral cells in the geriatric population. Genet. Mol. Res. 9 (3): 1886-1895.

García-Peña C, Juarez-Cedillo T, Cruz-Robles D, Fragoso JM, Sánchez-García S, Rodríguez-Pérez JM, Franco-Marina F; Gallo JJ, Wagner FA, Vargas-Alarcón G (2010). Depressive symptoms and APOE polymorphisms in an elderly population-based sample. Psychiatr Genet. 20(5):215-20.

Sheikhattari P, Clubb PA, Beharie R, Zhu S, Wang Y, Wagner FA (2010). Risky Sexual Behavior among Freshman Students in a Historically Black College of the United States of America. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 66: 1537-1544.

Sheikhattari P., Zhu S, Clubb PA, Wagner FA (2010). New Insights on Tobacco Smoking among the Underserved and Poor. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 66: 400-405.

Franco-Marina F, García-González JJ, Wagner FA, Gallo J, Ugalde O, Sánchez-García S, Espinel-Bermúdez C, Juárez-Cedillo T, Rodríguez MA, García-Peña C, (2010). The Mini-Mental State Examination revisited: ceiling and floor effects after score adjustment for educational level in an aging Mexican population. Int Psychogeriatr 22:72-81.