• 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 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

  • 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
  • Hanson KE, Koch B, Bonner K, McRee AL, Basta NE. (2018 Mar 27). National Trends in Parental HPV Vaccination Intentions and Reasons for Hesitancy, 2010-2015. Clin. Infect. Dis..
    PubMed ID: 29596595