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

Karen S. Regan, M.S., R.D. joined the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) full-time in December 2021. Ms. Regan oversees the administration of the Computer Access to Research on Dietary Supplements (CARDS) database, performs portfolio analyses, and supports extramural activities for ODS. She also represents the ODS as a subject matter expert for the NIH Spending Categories “Dietary Supplements” and “Nutrition” and serves on the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) Working Group to Promote Social Justice.

Prior to joining the ODS full-time, Ms. Regan worked in a position jointly funded by the ODS and the NIH Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) where her responsibilities included nutrition research portfolio analysis to support the development and implementation of the 2020–2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research.

Before joining NIH, Ms. Regan worked at the USDA National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition Information Center managing the Healthy School Meals Resource System database and acting as a Nutrition Information Specialist. She is a member of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), has a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland, and she is a registered dietitian.