Dr. Annette Regan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. Her research is dedicated to epidemiological investigations which aim to inform global policy for improving maternal and child health. She completed her epidemiology training at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (MPH, 2006) and infectious disease epidemiology training at the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of Western Australia (PhD, 2016). As part of her doctoral work, she established one of the largest population-based cohorts to investigate the safety of influenza vaccination in pregnancy and Australia’s first rapid surveillance system for monitoring the safety of vaccines given during pregnancy.
She has previously worked for federal and state government public health agencies. These roles include: Vaccine Epidemiologist for the Department of Health Western Australia (2013-16) and Epidemiologist for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2007-11). She has served federal and state government agencies during public health emergencies, including the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic and the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
She has received several honors and awards, including career development and collaboration awards, a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (2018-2022), and an Australian Postgraduate Research Training Award (2012-2015). In 2017, she was awarded the Aileen Plant Memorial Prize in Infectious Disease in recognition for her research on maternal influenza vaccination and the risk of stillbirth.