Gregory R. Wagner, MD


Dr. Wagner is Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Throughout his career, he has provided organizational leadership at the juncture between scientific research and public health policy, both nationally and internationally. At Harvard, he teaches about the science behind occupational and environmental policies and regulations and serves on the dean’s committee to transform doctoral training for public health leaders. He has provided scientific, strategic, and policy leadership in various capacities at CDC/NIOSH and the U.S. Department of Labor for more than 25 years. He has also worked extensively with the World Health Organization and International Labour Organization on the Global Program to Eliminate Pneumoconioses (dust diseases of the lung) and other disease prevention activities.

A graduate of Harvard College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he is board-certified in internal medicine and public (occupational) health and has practiced primary care medicine in both rural and urban settings. The American Public Health Association recognized Dr. Wagner’s lifetime contributions by awarding him the Alice Hamilton Award in 2012.