• Kayla Hanson MPH

  • Epidemiologist

    • Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health
    • 1000 North Oak Avenue ML2 Marshfield, WI 54449


MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN
BA, Biology & Spanish, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Work Experience

2017 to Present:
Project Manager/Epidemiologist, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, WI
2017 to 2017:
Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, Minneapolis, MN
2015 to 2017:
Student Worker, Minnesota Department of Health, Emerging Infections Unit, St. Paul, MN
2014 to 2015:
AmeriCorps VISTA/Development Coordinator, C.A.R.E. Clinic, Red Wing, MN
2014 to 2014:
Behavioral Science Intern, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention Research Branch, Atlanta, GA


Kayla joined Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in 2017 as Project Manager for the Center’s participation in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD). VSD is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and eight health care organizations across the country. The VSD network monitors vaccine safety and conducts research related to adverse events following immunization.
Kayla received her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota in 2017. Her thesis was focused on national trends in parental intent to vaccinate their teens against HPV and reasons for vaccine hesitancy. She also has experience with disease surveillance, outbreak investigations, and study coordination.

Research Interests

Infectious diseases; vaccines; disease prevention