Annette Regan

Annette K Regan

Assistant Professor; Co-Director of the Community Public Health Practice Concentration, Orange County

Full-Time Faculty


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.

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
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)
Public Health Surveillance
Infectious Disease Prevention & Control
Survey Development & Data Analysis
Analysis of Administrative Health Data
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Vaccine Epidemiology
Maternal, Infant and Child Health
Birth Spacing
Digital Health Tools
Selected Publications

REGAN AK, Feldman B, Azziz-Baumgartner E, et al. A multi-county cohort study investigating adverse birth outcomes associated with hospitalization with acute respiratory infection during pregnancy. Journal of Infection 2020; in press [Accepted 29 March 2020].

REGAN AK, Fielding JE, Chilver MB, Carville KS, Minney-Smith CA, Grant KA, Thomson C, Hahesy T, Deng YM, Stocks N, Sullivan SG. Intraseason decline in influenza vaccine effectiveness during the 2016 southern hemisphere influenza season: a test-negative design study and phylogenetic assessment. Vaccine 2019; 37(19): 2634-2641.

REGAN A, Gissler M, Magnus CM, Håberg S, Malacova E, Nassar NN, Leonard H, Pereira G. Adverse birth outcomes associated with interpregnancy interval among women with a previous stillbirth: an international cohort study. Lancet; 393(10180): 1527-35.

REGAN AK, Ball SJ, Warren JL, Malacova E, Padula A, Marston C, Nassar N, Stanley F, Leonard H, de Klerk N, Pereira G. A population-based matched sibling analysis estimating the association between first interpregnancy interval and birth outcomes. American Journal of Epidemiology 2018; 188(1):9-16.

REGAN AK, Klein NP, Langley G, Drews SJ, Buchan S, Ball S, Kwong JC, Naleway A, Thompson M, Wyant BE, Levy A, Chung H, Feldman B, Katz M. Respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization during pregnancy in four high-income countries, 2010-2016. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2018; 67(12):1915-1918.

Awards & Distinctions

Aileen Plant Memorial Prize in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2017