Alexander C Wagenaar

Alexander C Wagenaar

Professor Emeritus

Department: MD-HOP-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 327-8716
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About Alexander C Wagenaar

Dr. Wagenaar is Professor Emeritus of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His second book, Public Health Law Research: Theory and Methods (with Scott Burris of Temple University School of Law), was published by Wiley in 2013. In addition, he has published 180 scientific articles on social and behavioral epidemiology, public health policy, legal evaluations, community intervention trials, alcohol and tobacco studies, traffic safety, and injury control.

In 1987, Professor Wagenaar received the Exceptional Leadership Award from the American Public Health Association. In 1999, he received the Jellinek Award for lifetime achievement in research on alcohol. In 2001 he received the Innovator’s Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and in 2004 was named by the Institute for Scientific Information as a Highly Cited Researcher, an honor limited to less than one-half of one percent of published scientists worldwide. Other scientists have cited his journal articles more than 10,000 times. In 2009 he received the Prevention Science Award and in 2016 the Nan Tobler Award, both from the Society for Prevention Research, in recognition of his three decades of investigating and advancing the methods and outcomes of prevention research.


2015 Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research
2013 Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research
2010 Science communication
2009 Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research


Jan 2016 – Jun 2016
Prevention Trial in the Cherokee Nation: Interactive Eff
EMORY UNIV · Principal Investigator
Nov 2015 – Jun 2016
Family Economic Security Policy: Effects on Child Health
EMORY UNIV · Principal Investigator


Ph.D., Health Behavior and Health Education
1980 · University of Michigan
M.S.W., Program Evaluation and Research
1978 · University of Michigan
B.A., Sociology
1977 · Calvin College

Contact Details

(352) 327-8716