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Wagner Gregory R.

E-mail: gwagner@cdc.gov

Gregory R. Wagner, M.D., directs the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies (DRDS) for the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This Division is responsible for conducting research, training, and public health response activities relevant to the prevention of occupational respiratory diseases. In addition, mandated programs of surveillance for coal miners and training for physicians in the interpretation of x-rays for pneumoconiosis are conducted. Under Dr. Wagner's guidance, NIOSH has taken the lead in a U.S. effort to control or eradicate silicosis. He has also worked closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) in international efforts to combat occupational lung disease.

A graduate of Harvard College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Wagner has taught and practiced at the Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia, where he was Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health. He had previously practiced internal and occupational medicine and was a medical officer in the National Health Service Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Dr. Wagner is board certified in internal medicine and in preventive (occupational) medicine and is a certified B-reader for interpretation of x-rays for the pneumoconioses. His current professional focus is on the role of government in disease prevention. Dr. Wagner is the author of numerous publications.

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