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.