Annette Regan

Annette Regan

Associate Professor; Director, Applied Epidemiology and Population Health Methods Concentration, Orange County


Dr. Regan is a perinatal and pediatric infectious disease epidemiologist with over 14 years of experience leading epidemiologic research and public health practice. 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. 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. 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 >65 peer-reviewed papers in public health and medical journals, including the Lancet, Lancet Global Health, 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.


  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • Infectious Disease Prevention & Control
  • Survey Development & Data Analysis
  • Analysis of Administrative Health Data

Research Areas

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Vaccine Epidemiology
  • Maternal, Infant and Child Health
  • Birth Spacing
  • Digital Health Tools


  • Co-Director, Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence
  • Vice Chair, Department of Health Professions
  • Co-Chair, USF Provost's Strategic Planning Working Group
  • Director, Applied Epidemiology and Population Health Methods Concentration, Orange County


  • University of Western Australia, PhD in Infectious Diseases, 2016
  • University of Western Australia, Masters of Infectious Diseases, 2016
  • Emory University, MPH in Epidemiology, 2006
  • University of Florida, BSc in Psychology, 2004

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M University
  • NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Curtin University
  • Vaccine Epidemiologist, Department of Health Western Australia
  • Epidemiologist, Office on Smoking and Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Awards & Distinctions

  • Distinguished Professor Beyond the Hilltop, 2023
  • Aileen Plant Prize in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2017

Selected Publications