Dr. Regina L. Tan
Dr. Tan has more than 10 years of public health experience in preventive medicine and epidemiology, and joined FSIS from the MITRE Corporation, where her management of a team of engineers was essential to developing innovative data architecture research and development across the federal government.
Dr. Tan began her career as a Commissioned Corps officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer then as a Preventive Medicine Fellow. She joined FSIS’s then-Human Health Sciences Division (now the Applied Epidemiology Division) as a veterinary epidemiologist in 2003, where she managed the Consumer Complaint Monitoring System team and hurricane response components. In 2005, Dr. Tan rejoined CDC, as a liaison with the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center.
Dr. Tan has led or served on numerous public health advisory committees, interagency teams and working groups pertaining to threats to public health. Dr. Tan earned her D.V.M. and M.S from Purdue University and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland. She is also a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Previously the Director of the Applied Epidemiology Staff with the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s Office of Public Health Science, Dr. Tan is pleased to have joined the Office of Field Operations and to now have the opportunity to work with industry and field staff on the front lines of food safety.