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Dr. Annette Regan joins USF in Orange County

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes Dr. Annette Regan as the faculty lead and assistant professor for the Orange County Master in Public Health Program.

Doctor Annette Regan
Dr Annette Regan

Dr. Regan comes to USF with over 14 years of experience in research and public health practice. She worked as an epidemiologist for state and federal public health agencies, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coordinating national surveillance activities and serving in emergency response operations, including the response to the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic. In 2011, Dr. Regan moved to Australia to work for the state health department in Western Australia, where 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.

In 2018, she joined 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, masters, doctoral students, and research fellows.

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 over 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.

Dr. Regan completed her MPH in Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases at the University of Western Australia in 2016.