U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-435-6199
Email: regank@niddk.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • NutritionistODS, NIDDK, NIH2003-Present
  • Program AnalystODS, NIDDK, NIH2002-2003
  • Nutrition Information SpecialistUniversity of Maryland/USDA National Agriculture Library1998-2002
  • M.S.University of Maryland1998
  • R.D.Sodexho-Marriott Dietetic Internship1998

Karen Regan, M.S., R.D.

Nutritionist, NIH Division of Nutrition Research Coordination

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I am a nutritionist in the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination.  My work supports the coordination of nutrition research and research training initiatives, and nutrition research portfolio analysis.  I assist the program director of the Human Nutrition Research Information Management (HNRIM) system with a database and websites.  HNRIM provides a searchable database of nutrition research and research training activities.

My responsibilities also include serving as project officer for the Computer Access to Research in Dietary Supplements Database (CARDS).  This searchable database provides information on federally funded research projects pertaining to dietary supplements.  In this role, I act as a liaison between the Division and the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements to facilitate data sharing on dietary supplement research between the HNRIM and CARDS database systems.

Current Committee Memberships

  • Nutrient Nominations Working Group, Dietary Reference Intake Subcommittee, Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition ResearchLead Contact, U.S. Government
  • NIH Research, Condition, and Disease Categories CommitteeNutrition Expert
  • NIH Nutrition Coordinating CommitteeMember