• Kayla Hanson MPH

  • Epidemiologist

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


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

Work Experience

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


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

Select Publications

  • Hanson KE, Mansergh G, Koblin BA, Flores SA, Hudson SM, Myers L, Colfax GN. Depressive symptoms by HIV serostatus are differentially associated with unprotected receptive and insertive anal sex among substance-using men who have sex with men in the United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Jan 1;68(1):e13-6.
    PubMed ID: 25321181
  • Hanson KE, Koch B, Bonner K, McRee AL, Basta NE. National Trends in Parental HPV Vaccination Intentions and Reasons for Hesitancy, 2010-2015. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 27;
    PubMed ID: 29596595