• Kayla Hanson MPH

  • Epidemiologist

    • MCRI - MCRI-Clin Epidem and Pop Hlth
    • 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:
Epidemiologist, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, 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 Prevention, Atlanta, GA


Kayla joined Marshfield Clinic Research Institute's Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health in 2017 and serves as a co-investigator on several epidemiologic studies including the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) project and studies of influenza vaccine effectiveness. She contributes to many aspects of research including developing protocols and data collection instruments, assessing data quality, conducting statistical analyses, and writing manuscripts and reports.

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 project management.

Research Interests

Infectious diseases; vaccines; disease prevention

Select Publications

  • Williams JTB, Kurlandsky K, Breslin K, Durfee MJ, Stein A, Hurley L,...Hambidge SJ [including Hanson KE.] Attitudes Toward COVID-19 Vaccines Among Pregnant and Recently Pregnant Individuals. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 April 1;7(4):e245479. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.5479. PMCID: PMC11002697.
    PubMed ID: 38587844
  • McLean HQ, Petrie JG, Hanson KE, Meece JK, Rolfes MA, Sylvester GC,...Belongia EA. Interim Estimates of 2022-23 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness - Wisconsin, October 2022-February 2023. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2023 February 24; 72(8):201-205. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7208a1. PMCID: PMC9949852.
    PubMed ID: 36821715
  • Hanson KE, Marin M, Daley MF, Groom HC, Jackson LA, Sy LS,...McLean HQ [including Belongia EA.] Safety of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine in adolescents and adults in the vaccine safety Datalink. Vaccine X. 2023 February 4; 13 :100268. PMCID: PMC9939709.
    PubMed ID: 36814595
  • Kenigsberg TA, Hanson KE, Klein NP, Zerbo O, Goddard K, Xu S,...Weintraub ES. Safety of simultaneous vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. VACCINE. 2023 July 19; 41(32):4658-4665. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2023.06.042. PMCID: PMC10267508.
    PubMed ID: 37344264
  • Goddard K, Donahue JG, Lewis N, Hanson KE, Weintraub ES, Fireman B, Klein NP. Safety of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination Among Young Children in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. PEDIATRICS. 2023 July 1; 152(1):e2023061894. doi: 10.1542/peds.2023-061894. PMCID: PMC10468817.
    PubMed ID: 37278199
  • Kenigsberg TA, Goddard K, Hanson KE, Lewis N, Klein N, Irving SA,...Weintraub ES. Simultaneous administration of mRNA COVID-19 bivalent booster and influenza vaccines. [published online ahead of print 2023 August 18]. VACCINE. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2023.08.023.
    PubMed ID: 37599140
  • Alonge, O, Hanson K, Eggebrecht M, Funk P, Christianson B, Williams C,...McLean H [including Belongia E.] COVID-19 Booster Dose Reminder/Recall for Adolescents: Findings From a Health-Care System in Wisconsin. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2023 November 21; 73(5):953-956. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.06.026.
    PubMed ID: 37610391
  • McLean HQ, Grijalva CG, Hanson KE, Zhu Y, Deyoe JE, Meece JK,...Rolfes MA [including Belongia EA.] Household Transmission and Clinical Features of SARS-CoV-2 Infections. [published online ahead of print 2022 February 23]. PEDIATRICS.
    PubMed ID: 35194642
  • Kenigsberg TA, Hause AM, McNeil MM, Nelson JC, Ann Shoup J, Goddard K,...Weintraub E [including Hanson KE.] Dashboard development for near real-time visualization of COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance data in the vaccine safety datalink. VACCINE. 2022 May 11; 40(22):3064-3071.
    PubMed ID: 35428497
  • Hanson KE, Goddard K, Lewis N, Fireman B, Myers TR, Bakshi N,...Klein NP [including Donahue JG.] Incidence of Guillain-Barré Syndrome After COVID-19 Vaccination in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 April 1; 5(4):e228879.
    PubMed ID: 35471572
  • Mellis AM, Meece JK, Halasa NB, Chappell JD, McLean HQ, Grijalva CG,...Rolfes MA [including Hanson KE, Ivacic LC.] SARS-CoV-2 virus dynamics in recently infected people - data from a household transmission study. J Infect Dis. 2022 November 11; 226(10):1699-1703.
    PubMed ID: 35512334
  • Hause AM, Shay DK, Klein NP, Abara WE, Baggs J, Cortese MM,...Shimabukuro TT [including Hanson KE.] Safety of COVID-19 Vaccination in US Children Ages 5-11 Years. PEDIATRICS. 2022 August 1; 150(2):e2022057313.
    PubMed ID: 35581698
  • Boyce TG, Christianson B, Hanson KE, Dunn D, Polter E, VanWormer JJ,...McLean HQ [including Belongia EA.] Factors associated with human papillomavirus and meningococcal vaccination among adolescents living in rural and urban areas. Vaccine X. 2022 August 11; 11 :100180. PMCID: PMC9218554.
    PubMed ID: 35755142
  • Goessl CL, Christianson B, Hanson KE, Polter EJ, Olson SC, Boyce TG,...VanWormer JJ [including Belongia EA, McLean HQ.] Human papillomavirus vaccine beliefs and practice characteristics in rural and urban adolescent care providers. BMC Public Health.. 2022 July 9; 22(1):1322.
    PubMed ID: 35810274
  • Goddard K, Lewis N, Fireman B, Weintraub E, Shimabukuro T, Zerbo O,...Klein NP [including Boyce TG, Hanson KE, Donahue JG.] Risk of myocarditis and pericarditis following BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccination. [published online ahead of print 2022 July 12]. Vaccine.
    PubMed ID: 35902278
  • Goddard K, Hanson KE, Lewis N, Weintraub E, Fireman B, Klein NP. Incidence of Myocarditis/Pericarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Among Children and Younger Adults in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2022 December; 175(12):1169-1771.
    PubMed ID: 36191323
  • Sundaram ME, Kieke BA, Hanson KE, Belongia EA, Weintraub ES, Daley MF,...Donahue JG. Extended surveillance to assess safety of 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022 December 30; 18(7):2159215.
    PubMed ID: 36577134
  • Rolfes MA, Grijalva CG, Zhu Y, McLean HQ, Hanson KE, Belongia EA,...Fry AM [including Meece J.] Implications of Shortened Quarantine Among Household Contacts of Index Patients with Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection - Tennessee and Wisconsin, April-September 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 January 1; 69(5152):1633-1637.
    PubMed ID: 33382676
  • Pingali C, Meghani M, Razzaghi H, Lamias MJ, Weintraub E, Kenigsberg TA,...Patel SA [including Donahue J, Hanson K.] COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Insured Persons Aged =16 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Other Selected Characteristics - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-May 15, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 July 16; 70(28):985-990. PMCID: PMC8314710.
    PubMed ID: 34264911
  • Klein NP, Lewis N, Goddard K, Fireman B, Zerbo O, Hanson KE,...Weintraub ES [including Donahue JG.] Surveillance for Adverse Events After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination. JAMA. 2021 October 12; 326(14):1390-1399.
    PubMed ID: 34477808
  • Rosenblum HG, Hadler SC, Moulia D, Shimabukuro TT, Su JR, Tepper NK,...Oliver SE [including Hanson KE.] Use of COVID-19 Vaccines After Reports of Adverse Events Among Adult Recipients of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna): Update from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, July 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 August 13; 70(32):1094-1099. PMCID: PMC8360272.
    PubMed ID: 34383735
  • McLean HQ, Hanson KE, Foster AD, Olson SC, Kemble SK, Belongia EA. Serious outcomes of medically attended, laboratory-confirmed influenza illness among school-aged children with and without asthma, 2007-2018. Influenza Other Respir Viruses.. 2020 March; 14(2):173-181.
    PubMed ID: 31944583
  • King JP, Hanson KE, Donahue JG, Glanz JM, Klein NP, Naleway AL,...Belongia EA. Survey of influenza vaccine knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs among pregnant women in the 2016-17 season. VACCINE. 2020 February 24; 38(9):2202-2208.
    PubMed ID: 31992481
  • Grijalva CG, Rolfes MA, McLean HQ, Hanson KE, Belongia EA, Halasa NB,...Talbot HK. Transmission of SARS-COV-2 Infections in Households - Tennessee and Wisconsin, April-September 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 November 6; 69(44):1631-1634. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6944e1.
    PubMed ID: 33151916
  • Hanson KE, McLean HQ, Belongia EA, Stokley S, McNeil MM, Gee J, VanWormer JJ. Sociodemographic and clinical correlates of human papillomavirus vaccine attitudes and receipt among Wisconsin adolescents. Papillomavirus Res. 2019 December; 8 :100168. PMCID: PMC6556618.
    PubMed ID: 31136831
  • Donahue JG, Kieke BA, King JP, Mascola MA, Shimabukuro TT, DeStefano F,...Belongia EA [including Hanson KE, McClure DL, Olaiya O.] Inactivated influenza vaccine and spontaneous abortion in the Vaccine Safety Datalink in 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15. VACCINE. 2019 October 16; 37(44):6673-6681.
    PubMed ID: 31540812
  • Donahue JG, Kieke BA, Lewis EM, Weintraub ES, Hanson KE, McClure DL,...Belongia EA [including Vickers ER.] Near Real-Time Surveillance to Assess the Safety of the 9-Valent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. PEDIATRICS. 2019 December; 144(6)
    PubMed ID: 31740498
  • 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 September 14; 67(7):1018-1026.
    PubMed ID: 29596595
  • Hanson KE, Mansergh G, Koblin BA, Flores SA, Hudson SM, Myers L, Colfax GN. (2015 January 1). 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. 68(1):e13-6.
    PubMed ID: 25321181