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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Regan AK, Moore HC, Binks MJ, McHugh L, Blyth CC, Pereira G, Lust K, Sarna M, Andrews R, Foo D, Effler PV, Lambert S, Van Buynder P. Pediatrics. Maternal Pertussis Vaccination, Infant Immunization, and Risk of Pertussis. 2023 Oct. 9.
- Regan AK, Wesselink AK, Wang TR, Savitz DA, Yland JJ, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Risk of Miscarriage in Relation to Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Before or During Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Sept. 1.
- Regan AK, Fell DB, Wise LA, Vazquez-Benitez G, Håberg SE, Ogar C, Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Zerbo O. Challenges & opportunities for the epidemiological evaluation of the effects of COVID-19 vaccination on reproduction and pregnancy. Vaccine. 2023 Sept. 22.
- Regan AK, Arriola CS, Couto P, Duca L, Loayza S, Nogareda F, de Almeida WAF, Antman J, Araya S, Avendaño Vigueras MA, Battaglia Paredes SC, Brstilo IF, Bustos P, Fandiño ME, Fasce R, Giovacchini CM, González Caro CI, von Horoch M, Del Valle Juarez M, Katz N, Olivares MF, da Silva DA, da Silva ET, Sotomayor V, Vergara N, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Ropero AM. Severity of influenza illness by seasonal influenza vaccination status among hospitalised patients in four South American countries, 2013-19: a surveillance-based cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2023 Feb. 23.
- Balascio P, Moore M, Gongalla M, Regan A, Ha S, Taylor BD, Hill AV. Measures of Racism and Discrimination in Preterm Birth Studies. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Jan. 1.
- Kaur R, Callaghan T, Regan AK. Disparities in Prenatal Immunization Rates in Rural and Urban US Areas by Indicators of Access to Care. J Rural Health. 2022 Feb. 14.
- Fell DB, Dimanlig-Cruz S, Regan AK, Håberg SE, Gravel CA, Oakley L, Alton GD, Török E, Dhinsa T, Shah PS, Wilson K, Sprague AE, El-Chaâr D, Walker MC, Barrett J, Okun N, Buchan SA, Kwong JC, Wilson SE, Dunn SI, MacDonald SE, Dougan SD. Risk of preterm birth, small for gestational age at birth, and stillbirth after covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy: population based retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2022 Aug. 17.
- Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Wang TR, Willis MD, Yland J, Crowe HM, Geller RJ, Willis SK, Perkins RB, Regan AK, Levinson J, Mikkelsen EM, Wise LA. A prospective cohort study of COVID-19 vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 infection, and fertility. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jan. 20.
- Regan AK, Arah OA, Fell DB, Sullivan SG. SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Pregnancy and Associated Perinatal Health Outcomes: A National US Cohort Study. J Infect Dis. 2022 March 2.