• 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:
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 and serves as a project manager and co-investigator on several epidemiologic studies including the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD), influenza vaccine effectiveness projects, and adolescent vaccination initiatives. She contributes to many aspects of research including developing protocols and data collection instruments, conducting statistical analyses, writing manuscripts and reports, as well as facilitating cross-site collaboration and communication with funders.

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

  • 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