Jackie Wagner

Graduate Student of Sociocultural Anthropology

Research Interest

Jackie Wagner graduated with her BA in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. While studying abroad as an undergraduate, she completed an independent study project concerning the psychological impact of sectarianism and the Troubles on the individual in modern-day Belfast, Northern Ireland. Drawing upon this work, her senior honors thesis reflected on the extent to which social division is present in Belfast and examined the mechanisms by which this division is maintained. Jackie later went on to earn her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Brown School at Washington University. As part of her MPH studies, she worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe Violence and Injury Prevention Program in Copenhagen, Denmark. For her MPH culminating experience, she created a refugee trauma screening tool for use in the primary care setting. As a doctoral student, she plans to examine the relationship between post-trauma mental health and perceptions of acceptance and belonging among Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. 


Wagner, J. (2016). Assessing refugee trauma in the primary care setting. Annals of Global Health, 82(3), 568. [Abstract].

Sethi, D, Mitis, F, Alink, L, Butchart, A, Wagner, J, & Stoltenborgh, M. (2013). Chapter 2: Scale and consequences of the problem. In D. Sethi, M Bellis, K Hughes, R Gilbert, F Mitis, & G Galea (Eds.), European report on preventing child maltreatment(pp. 8-33). Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO.


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