Annette Regan is an epidemiologist with a special interest in vaccines, maternal health, and pregnancy. She completed an MPH in epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in 2006, and a PhD in infectious diseases at the University of Western Australia in 2016. Her PhD work focused on the uptake, safety and effectiveness of influenza vaccination during pregnancy in Western Australia and included a large data linkage component, and she has continued interest in the application of linked data for maternal and child health epidemiology, burden of disease, public health surveillance, and cohort studies.
She has previously worked as an epidemiologist for state and federal public health agencies, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During her time at CDC, she coordinated national surveillance activities and had the opportunity to serve in emergency response operations, including the response to the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic. After leaving CDC in 2011, she spent seven years living in Australia working for the state health department in Western Australia. During her time there, she implemented several communicable disease prevention and surveillance programs, including the development of novel surveillance tools for monitoring emerging infectious disease threats such as Ebola virus.
Since returning to the US in 2018, she has been faculty at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, where she lectured on epidemiologic methods, infectious disease epidemiology, and reproductive health. She recently joined the faculty of University of San Francisco. Over the course of her career, she has mentored and supervised undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students as well as postdoctoral research fellows.
In addition to her public health and teaching experience, Dr. Regan has an active research portfolio in maternal health and immunization and continues to collaborate internationally with researchers in Australia, Norway, Canada, and across the US. She has published >100 peer-reviewed papers in public health and medical journals, including the Lancet, Lancet Global Health, Lancet Infectious Diseases, American Journal of Epidemiology, and the American Journal of Public Health. Her research has contributed to policy briefs and improvements in public health programs related to maternal and child health.