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Jennifer Wagman

Associate Professor
Director of Violence Prevention Research, UCGHI Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Community Health SciencesFull Time
Contact Information
(310) 825-5047

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Department of Community Health Sciences
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
46-071B CHS, Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Areas of Interest: 

Social epidemiology; qualitative research; population-based research; research ethics; intimate partner violence; campus-based sexual assault and dating violence; HIV/AIDS; congenital syphilis; alcohol and substance use problems; global health; Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa; sexual and reproductive health and rights; addressing violence in the health sector; gender disparities in health.

Dr. Wagman earned her PhD in Reproductive, Perinatal and Women’s Health and her Master’s degree of Health Science in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and a Bioethics and Health Policy Certificate from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Her postdoctoral training, completed at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, was in alcohol and substance use, HIV and related infections. Since 2000, Dr. Wagman has collaborated with the Rakai Health Sciences Program to: examine the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV), reproductive health and HIV infection; create protocols for safe and ethical research on interpersonal violence; and lead intervention research to find effective, combination IPV and HIV prevention approaches in rural Uganda. More recently, Dr. Wagman expanded her research in Uganda to focus on the epidemiology of alcohol use and its association with IPV and HIV transmission, and throughout sub-Saharan Africa to examine the science of implementing proven successful violence and HIV prevention approaches. In California, Dr. Wagman leads UC Speaks Up, a public health research project to address and prevent sexual assault and dating violence on three University of California campuses. Since 2016, she has been the Director of Violence Prevention Research with the 10-campus UC Global Health Institute Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise.

PhD, Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MHS, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BA, Animal Behavior, Bucknell University
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
Masters Advisor
PhD Committee Member
DrPH Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member
MS Report Committee Member
Field Studies Advisor

Please check with the faculty member or their office about availability to serve during current academic period.

Committee Participation: 

Masters Admissions

Masters Comprehensive Exam Committee

Curriculum Committee

Faculty Executive Committee