Annette Regan, PhD, MPH, MInfDis

Southwest Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 650.787.1687

Texas A&M University
212 Adriance Lab Road
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1266

Completed Projects - (1)

  • Predictors and Barriers to Achieving Immunization in Rural and Urban Areas
    Prenatal and timely childhood immunizations offer the optimal strategy for preventing severe morbidity and mortality due to vaccine-preventable disease. This project evaluated possible gaps in immunization services for pregnant women and their infants in rural areas as compared to urban areas.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Children and adolescents, Health promotion and disease prevention, Health services, Maternal health

Publications - (3)



  • Disparities in Maternal Immunization Among Women Residing in Rural and Urban Areas of the United States
    Journal Article
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 06/2021
    This study evaluates disparities in urban-rural influenza vaccination rates of women prior to and during pregnancy using 2016-2018 Pregnant Risk Assessment Monitoring System data. Findings indicate women residing in rural areas have lower vaccination rates with the greatest differences seen in Hispanic women and women with no health insurance.
  • Influenza and Pertussis Vaccination Rates Among Pregnant Women in Rural and Urban Areas
    Policy Brief
    Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 04/2021
    This policy brief evaluates the receipt of influenza and pertussis vaccines from 2012-2018 among pregnant women in rural and urban areas of the U.S. Furthermore, it examines whether pregnant women during this this same period received influenza vaccine recommendations from their healthcare providers.