University Profiles

Steve Wagner

Stephen L. Wagner, Ph.D., M.S., FAcEM, FACPME

Executive in Residence

Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration


Dr. Wagner is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Stephen L. Wagner, Ph.D., M.S., FAcEM, FACMPE, lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and works in Corporate Organizational Development at Carolinas Healthcare System. Steve has been active in the field of healthcare as an executive, teacher and researcher for more than 40 years. Dr Wagner is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Seton Hall University. He also holds a faculty appoint in the College of Health Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Wagner has a Master degree in Healthcare Fiscal Management from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business and a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville, College of Business in Healthcare Public Policy Analysis. Dr. Wagner's principal areas of emphasis are in leadership, organizational development, medical practice administration, medical economics, new healthcare and educational technologies as well as healthcare policy. His research has focused on outcome measurement, the use of on-line tools for healthcare improvement. A study entitled, "Effects of a Web-based self-management intervention on patient activation: A randomized controlled trial," was recently presented at the HIMSS11 Annual Conference.

Dr. Wagner has been involved in establishing medical practices and community services in St. Petersburg, Russia and continues to work on healthcare service issues in Charlotte. He was a participant in the CDC's 2010 REACH Initiative which seeks to increase community awareness and develops health improvement strategies in underserved communities focusing on diabetes and heart disease.

His most resent publications are a textbook chapter entitled, "Organization and Operations of Medical Group Practice', which appears in Physician Practice Management: Essential Operational and Financial Knowledge, Larry F. Wolper, FACMPE, editor, Jones and Bartlett, 2005 and 2012 and a book entitled Organizational Governance and Group Dynamics, published by the MGMA as part of their American College of Medial Practice Executive Body of Knowledge Core Series (2006 and 2008) and a research article, Solomon M, Wagner SL, Goes J, Effects of a Web-Based Intervention for Adults With Chronic Conditions on Patient Activation: Online Randomized Controlled Trial: J Med Internet Res 2012;14(1):e32

Dr. Wagner is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and has served as their examination committee chair and is a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Managers.


  • Ph.D. University of Louisville
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin
  • B.S University of Wisconsin

Office Phone
(973) 761-9510


Office Location
Room 567
Jubilee Hall


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