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WAGNER Norbert


  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Research Areas:

  • Occupational health & safety service quality
  • Implementation research

Teaching Areas:

  • Occupational Medicine
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Health Program Management

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • Medical School at Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen/Germany (1986)
  • German Board Certification as a Specialist in Occupational (1995), Aviation Medicine (Flugmedizin)(2000) and Emergency Medicine (Rettungsmedizin)(2001)
  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology & Occupational Medicine at University of Hamburg/Germany (2005)
  • Auditor for Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Protection Management Systems (OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001)
  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Parasitology DTMP, Diving Medicine DDM, and Radiation Protection

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Dr. Devasagayam Memorial Award for important contributions to the development of Occupational Medicine in India, by the Indian Association of Occupational Health - Tamil Nadu 2005

Career History:

  • 1990-1992 Hospital Physician, anesthesiology, internal medicine and emergency care, Germany
  • 1993-2002 Company Doctor (Occupational Health Physician) and Division Manager, Germany
  • 2002-2006 Assistant Professor, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai India and 2006-2011 Research Associate Professor, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL USA
  • 2009-2011 Director "Global Program in Occupational Health Practice", School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), IL USA
  • 2011-2015 Head of Corporate Medical Services of Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

Administrative Leadership:

  • Member of Steering Committee of the Network of WHO Collaborating Centers in Occupational Health for "Education & Training" of the Global Plan of Action 2006-2008
  • Member of college-wide committee for the expansion of the Doctor of Public Health program at the University of Illinois at Chicago UIC 2010-2011
  • Deputy Director, NUS World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Center in Occupational Health 2015 - present

Professional/Consulting Activities:

  • Occupational Health Consultant, for e.g. mining and oil & gas industries
  • Consultant for international development agencies e.g. German International Cooperation (GIZ), Germany, WHO, PAHO, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada

Selected Publications:

  • Naveen Ramesh, Angela DL Cummings, Norbert L Wagner, Ricardo O Izurieta, Boo H Kwa. Maternal Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices and Health Outcomes of Their Preschool-Age Children in Urban and Rural Karnataka, India. Ntl J Community Med 2016; 7(8):646-652
  • Stranzinger J, Kozak A, Schilgen B, Paris D, Nießen T, Schmidt L, Wille A, Wagner NL, Nienhaus A. Are female daycare workers at greater risk of cytomegalovirus infection? A secondary data analysis of CMV seroprevalence between 2010 and 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. GMS Hyg Infect Control. 2016; DOI: 10.3205/dgkh000270
  • 2009 Norbert Wagner, M. Nithiyananthan, Laura Farina (eds.). Manual "Health & Safety for the Stone Crushing Industry in Low-Resource Countries", in English, Urdu, Tamil, Hindi, and Spanish
  • 2006 Wagner NL, Berger D, et al. Mortality and Life Expectancy of Professional Fire Fighters in Hamburg, Germany: A Cohort Study 1950 2000. Environmental Health 2006, 5:27

Associate Professor
Email ephnlw@nus.edu.sg
Tel (65) 6516 8414
Fax (65) 6779 1489


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