Glenn Wagner

Glenn Wagner

Senior Behavioral Scientist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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Glenn Wagner is a senior behavioral scientist at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has been involved in behavioral HIV research for more than 25 years and has extensive experience with both HIV prevention and treatment research. For more than 15 years, he has conducted National Institutes of Health–funded research in the United States on HIV antiretroviral adherence, including methodological studies of adherence measurement and randomized, controlled studies of adherence interventions. Wagner has led a group of RAND scientists in developing international HIV research in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically Uganda.

In Uganda, his current research focuses on establishing sustainable models for integrating depression care into HIV care and antenatal care services, and evaluation of a family planning model that integrates safer conception counseling for HIV-affected couples. He has co-led the development of a group peer-advocacy training intervention for improving health behavior and outcomes. This model is currently being evaluated in clinical trials in the context of HIV prevention and cervical cancer screening promotion. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John's University.


Ph.D. in clinical psychology, St. John's University; M.A. in developmental psychology, Teacher's College, Columbia University; B.A. in math; psychology, Concordia University

Selected Work

  • Wagner GJ, Ghosh-Dastidar B, Robinson E, Ngo VK, Glick P, Mukasa B, Musisi S, Akena D., "Effects of depression alleviation on ART adherence and HIV clinic attendance in Uganda, and the mediating roles of self-efficacy and motivation.," AIDS & Behavior, 2017 (forthcoming)
  • Wagner GJ, Ngo V, Goutam P, Glick P, Musisi S, Akena D., "A structured protocol model of depression care versus clinical acumen: A cluster randomized trial of the effects on depression screening, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment uptake in Ugandan HIV clinics.," PLoS One, 11(5), 2016
  • Wagner GJ, Bogart LM, Klein DJ, Green HD, Mutchler MG, McDavitt B, Hilliard C., "Association of internalized and social network level HIV stigma with high-risk condomless sex among HIV-positive African American men.," Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(6), 2016
  • Wagner GJ, Goggin K, Mindry D, Beyeza-Kashesya J, Finocchario-Kessler S, Woldetsadik MA, Khanakwa S, Wanyenze RK., "Correlates of use of timed unprotected intercourse to reduce horizontal transmission among Ugandan HIV clients with fertility intentions.," AIDS & Behavior, 19(6), 2015

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