Eric Wagner

Professor, Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Director, Community-Based Research Institute, Principal Investigator, FIU-RCMI & FIU BHWET-Pro

School of Social Work, FIU-RCMI, FIU BHWET-Pro

Office: AHC5-536



  • The prevention and treatment of health, substance use, and mental health problems among under-represented, under-served populations (e.g., Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans)
  • Improving the effectiveness of treatments for co-occurring/tri-occurring disorders in clinical, real world healthcare settings
  • School-based health promotion and disease prevention
  • Community-based health promotion and disease prevention


Dr. Eric F. Wagner is a professor in the School of Social Work, the director of the FIU-Community-Based Research Institute (FIU-CBRI), and a clinical psychologist licensed to practice in Florida. He is an internationally-recognized expert on brief interventions for alcohol and drug users, with a particular emphasis on youth, minority, and immigrant populations. Dr. Wagner’s community-based clinical research has been sponsored by NIAAA, NIDA, the Ware Foundation, and the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología. He has served as an expert for NIAAA, the United Nations, the United States Department of Education, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and SAMHSA, regarding adolescent substance use problems.