Dr. Fernando Wagner

Title: 
Professor
Office Location: 
Portage 103
Phone: 
443-885-4518
Email: 
fernando.wagner@morgan.edu
Education:

1999-00 Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health. Department of Mental Hygiene. Post-doctoral fellow on drug dependence epidemiology and psychiatric epidemiology.

1996-99 Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health. Department of Mental Hygiene. Doctor of Science. Dissertation: Primordial factors associated with initiation of marijuana use and transition to cocaine use.

1992-93 Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health. Master of Public Health (Awarded in 1994).
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow in drug abuse/dependence, sponsored by the United States Information Agency. Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health. Department of Mental Hygiene.
Addiction Research Center. Etiology Branch. Epidemiology Unit. Guest Researcher.

1984-88 Escuela Interdisciplinaria de Aprendizaje y Comunicación Grupal. Diploma: Group Facilitator. Thesis: Fusión Rigidificada y Retroceso a la Serialidad en Grupo Operativo. Contribución para Romper y Reaunudar la Reacción Procesual Negativa. [Rigid fusion and moving back into a series in operative groups. Contribution to stop negative process reactions and restart group process progression]. Mexico.

1977-82 Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Licenciado en Ciencias Sociales. Thesis: Diseño de un sistema de evaluación para un proyecto preventivo de la farmacodependencia a nivel nacional. [Design of a system to evaluate a national drug dependence prevention intervention]. Mexico.

Education:

1999-00 Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health. Department of Mental Hygiene. Post-doctoral fellow on drug dependence epidemiology and psychiatric epidemiology.

1996-99 Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health. Department of Mental Hygiene. Doctor of Science. Dissertation: Primordial factors associated with initiation of marijuana use and transition to cocaine use.

1992-93 Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health. Master of Public Health (Awarded in 1994).
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow in drug abuse/dependence, sponsored by the United States Information Agency. Johns Hopkins University. School of Hygiene and Public Health. Department of Mental Hygiene.
Addiction Research Center. Etiology Branch. Epidemiology Unit. Guest Researcher.

1984-88 Escuela Interdisciplinaria de Aprendizaje y Comunicación Grupal. Diploma: Group Facilitator. Thesis: Fusión Rigidificada y Retroceso a la Serialidad en Grupo Operativo. Contribución para Romper y Reaunudar la Reacción Procesual Negativa. [Rigid fusion and moving back into a series in operative groups. Contribution to stop negative process reactions and restart group process progression]. Mexico.

1977-82 Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Licenciado en Ciencias Sociales. Thesis: Diseño de un sistema de evaluación para un proyecto preventivo de la farmacodependencia a nivel nacional. [Design of a system to evaluate a national drug dependence prevention intervention]. Mexico.

Development of methods, knowledge, and community-participatory interventions promoting public mental health, particularly in drug dependence and depression in late life.

RESEARCH GRANT PARTICIPATION
2016-18 
ROAD*2 Success (Research Opportunities Applied to Drug Disparities Solutions) 1R15MD010474-01, (Principal Investigator = Wagner). Pending IRG Review.

2013-16 "CBPR to Reduce Tobacco Smoking among Residents of a Low-Income Urban Setting." Funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, grant R24MD002803, (Co-Principal Investigator = Wagner).

2008-13 "CBPR to Reduce Tobacco Smoking among Residents of a Low-Income Urban Setting." Funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, grant R24MD002803, (Principal Investigator = Wagner; Total DC= $2'302,841).

2003-10 "Center for the Study and Prevention of Drug Use" 2007-10. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, grant R24DA019805 (PI= Browne; Wagner's role in grant = Investigator from 2003-2007; Principal Investigator from 2007-2010, with budget of $1,205,739 in the later period). Completed.

2003-07 Health Services Research Enhancement at Morgan State University. Funded by the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality, grant R24HS-011638, (Principal Investigator = Browne. Role in grant: Co-Principal Investigator). Completed.

2004 Ethnic Identity and Drug Involvement among Minority Youth in Baltimore. Funded by the Center for Adolescent Health Promotion/Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (Principal Investigator = Wagner; Total DC= $ 15,000). Completed.

2003 Drug use among Hispanics." Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, grant DA017796-01 (Principal Investigator = Wagner; Total DC= $ 50,000). Completed.

2003-  Holistic study of depression among older adults. Risk factors and relation to cognitive decline. Funded by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) [National Council on Science and Technology, Mexico], grant C01-6868. (Principal Investigator = Garcia; Role in project = Co-Principal Investigator. Completed

2000-01  Drug use exposure opportunities among middle and high school Mexican students. Funded by the the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) [National Council on Science and Technology, Mexico], grant I35764-M. (Principal Investigator = Wagner). Completed.

2000-01 Repatriation Grant # 000358 from the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología. Completed.

Selected Publications

Peralta RL, Stewart BC, Steele JL, Wagner FA (2015). Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs in Emerging Adulthood: Differentiating Sex from Gender. Submitted.

Johnson C, Sheikhattari P, Lao L, Bronner Y, and 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. In press.

Juárez-López CE, Montejo-León LA, Oseguera-Díaz G, González-Forteza C, Wagner FA, Jiménez Tapia A. Ideación suicida y su asociación con drogas, depresión e impulsividad en una muestra representativa de estudiantes de secundaria del estado de Campeche. Acta Universitaria. In press.

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. In press.

Gonzalez-Forteza C., Hermosillo E.A., Vacio-Muro M.A., Peralta R., & Wagner F.A. (2015). Depression among adolescents. Perspectives for public health and clinical practice. Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México. In press

Wagner FA, Sheikhattari P, Buccheri J, Gunning M, Bleich L, Schutzman C (2015). A Community-Based Participatory Research on Smoking Cessation Intervention for Urban Communities. Submitted (accepted with minor revision). Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Jiménez-Tapia A, Wagner FA, Rivera-Heredia ME, González-Forteza C. 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 2015;38(2):103-107.

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

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. Accepted.

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.

Zhu S, Wang Y, Browne DC, Wagner FA (2009). Racial/ethnic differences in parental concern about their child's drug use in a nationally representative sample in the United States. J Natl Med Assoc 101:915-9.

Diaz-Negrete BD, Arellanez-Hernández JL, Pérez-Islas V, Wagner FA (2009). Psychosocial correlates of drug abuse and dependence among Mexican youth. Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social 47 (Supl 1): S13-S20.

García-Peña C, Wagner FA, Sánchez-García S, Juárez-Cedillo T, Espinel-Bermúdez C, García-González JJ, Gallegos-Carrillo K, Franco-Marina F, Gallo JJ (2009). A Study of Depressive Symptoms among Older Adults in Mexico City. Journal of General Internal Medicine 23:1973-80.

Browne, DC, Clubb PA, Wang Y, Wagner FA (2009). Drug-taking and high-risk sexual behaviors among African-American males enrolled at HBCUs: A comparison of men who have sex with men (MSM) and men who have Sex with women (MSW). American Journal of Public Health 99:1062-6.

Caris L, Wagner FA, Ríos-Bedoya CF, Anthony JC (2009). Opportunities to use drugs and stages of drug involvement outside the United States: Evidence from the Republic of Chile. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 102:30-4.

Wang Y, Browne DC, Petras H, Stuart E, Wagner FA, Lambert SF, Ialongo NS (2008). Depressed Mood and the Effect of Two Universal First-Grade Preventive Interventions on Survival to the First Tobacco Cigarette Smoked Among Urban Youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 100:194-203.

Gallegos-Carrillo K, Mudgal J, Sánchez-García S, Wagner FA, Gallo JJ, Salmerón J, García-Peña C (2008). Social networks and quality of life. Salud Publica de Mexico 51:6-13.

Sánchez-García S, Juárez-Cedillo T, García-González JJ, Espinel-Bermudez C, Gallo JJ, Wagner FA, García-Peña MC (2008). Usefulness of two instruments in assessing depression among elderly Mexicans in population studies and for primary care. Salud Publica de Mexico 50:447-56.

González-Forteza C, Jiménez-Tapia JA, Ramos-Lira L, Wagner FA (2008). Application of the revised version of the Center of Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale in adolescent students from Mexico City. Salud Publica Mexico. 50(4): 292-299.

Jagers R, Wagner FA, Scott-Johnson P, Wang Y, Browne DC (2007). Elevated depressive symptoms in a community sample of African-Americans and Whites from Comparable Conditions. Journal Health Disparities Research and Practice 2: 21-34.

Gaskin DJ, Arbelaez JJ, Brown JR, Petras H, Wagner FA, Cooper LA (2007). Examining racial and ethnic disparities in site of usual source of care. Journal of the National Medical Association 99:22-30.

Wagner FA, Anthony JC (2007). Male-female differences in the risk of progression from first use to dependence upon cannabis, cocaine, and alcohol. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 86:191-8.

Ramos-Lira LE, González-Forteza C, Wagner FA (2006). Violent victimization and drug involvement among Mexican middle-school students. Addiction 101:850-856.

Wang Y, Storr CL, Browne DC, Wagner FA (2005). Gender and the tobacco-depression relationship: a sample of African American seniors at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Addictive Behaviors 30:1437-41.

Caraveo -Anduaga JJ, Nicolini-Sánchez H, Villa-Romero A, Wagner FA (2005). Psychopathology across three family generations: an epidemiological study in Mexico City. Salud Publica Mexico 47:20-26.

Wagner FA, Velasco-Mondragón HE, Herrera-Vazquez M, Borges G, Lazcano E (2005). Early alcohol and tobacco use and transition to other drug use among students in the State of Morelos, Mexico. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 77:93-96.

Zarba A, Storr CL, Wagner FA (2005). Carrying old habits into old age: Prescription drug use without medical advice among older American adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 53(1):170-171.