Building Bridges to Improve Health, Together


Building Bridges to Improve Health, Together

Date & Time: Friday, October 25, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Room 491, School of Population and Public Health Building, 2206 East Mall; also available by Adobe Connect

Description: Anita Katharina Wagner is Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She also serves as Visiting Research Associate Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicines at the National University of Singapore.

Dr. Wagner leads applied research and capacity strengthening collaborations to improve medicines situations, particularly for populations in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). She founded and directs the global Medicines and Insurance Coverage (MedIC) Initiative, a unique partnership between academics, health care delivery systems, health financing institutions, and international organizations, which aims to support LMIC system leaders and operational staff in the design, implementation, evaluation, and routine monitoring of evidence-informed medicines policies and programs.

Dr. Wagner co-directs the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy Research and directs global MedIC Courses in Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis.

Dr. Wagner received her Master of Public Health degree in international health and Doctor of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She holds a doctorate in clinical pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and a German master-equivalent degree in pharmacy and is licensed to practice pharmacy in Germany and Massachusetts, USA.

Ticketing Information: This is a FREE event. For more information, visit

Open to UBC Students and Faculty