Dr. Wagner joined Marquette University in 2015. She received her Ph.D. and MA in economics from the University of Notre Dame and her BA in economics and management and mathematics from Albion College. Dr. Wagner's research interest include health economics and public economics. Some examples of her work include the effects of Medicaid expansions for the disabled on the crowd-out of private health insurance and hospital cost-shifting behavior. She has also done work investigating the effect of the Great Recession on public K-12 education.