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About Dr. Julie Reagan

Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH holds a PhD in Management, Policy, and Community Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health in Houston, Texas. She completed a Masters of Public Health degree from the same university.  Dr. Reagan is also an attorney licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Texas (inactive status).  She has been practicing law since 1993.  She also holds degrees in health education and dental hygiene.

Dr. Reagan’s dissertation topic, The Movement Toward Patient Safety: State Action Related to Reporting and Disclosure of Healthcare-Associated Infections, presents a comparative analysis of state reporting and public disclosure laws and activity among U.S. states and territories.

Dr. Reagan’s healthcare consulting practice currently focuses solely on healthcare-associated infection issues (HAI). She serves on several state and national HAI advisory committees, and was also a member of an expert working group that advised the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the development of an HAI Policy Toolkit presenting state policy options to prevent and eliminate HAIs.

In addition to private consulting practice work, previous legal employment has included serving as Deputy General Counsel and HIPAA Chief Privacy Officer for the New Mexico Department of Health, Assistant General Counsel for the Texas Department of Human Services, Assistant Attorney General for the Texas Office of Attorney General, and staff attorney for the Texas Ninth District Court of Appeals.  Previous employment also included interning in the criminal environmental division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Texas.

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Publications by Julie Reagan

Reagan, J.K. and C.S. Hacker.  Laws Pertaining to Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs): A Review of Three Legal Requirements.  Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 33 (1):75-80 (January 2012).

Makary, M., Aswani, M., Ibrahim, A., Reagan, J., E. Wick, and P. Pronovost. Variation in Surgical Site Infection Reporting by State: A Call for National Standards.  Journal for Healthcare Quality (In press).

Aswani, M.S., Reagan, J.K., Jin, L., Pronovost, P.J., and Goeschel, C.  Variation in Public Reporting of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections by State.  American Journal of Medical Quality, 26:387-395 (September/October 2011).

Reagan, J. K. (2010). The movement toward patient safety: state action related to reporting and disclosure of healthcare-associated infections (Doctoral dissertation). Published in Proquest/UMI (No. 3402084).

Julie Reagan. Summary of Fraud and Abuse Statutes and Regulations, New Mexico. Prepared for the American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Abuse, Self-Referrals, and False Claims Practice Group. September 4, 2007.

Julie Reagan. Administrative Regulation of Public Health. An Introductory Review of Texas Administrative Law. Prepared as course material for a spring 2006 graduate level course titled “Public Health Law” being taught at the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health. Houston, Texas. January 30, 2006.

Richard M. Grimes, Andrew W. Helfgott, Julie Reagan Watson, and Nancy L. Eriksen. New Law Calls for HIV Testing of Pregnant Patients. Texas D.O., XXXXXIII(2):14-16 (1996).

Richard M. Grimes, Andrew W. Helfgott, Julie Reagan Watson, and Nancy L. Eriksen. For Children’s Sake, New Law Mandates HIV Testing of Pregnant Patients. Texas Medicine, 92(1):36-40 (1996).

Pauline V. Rosenau, Russell D. Jones, and Julie Reagan Watson. Health and Health Policy Consequences of NAFTA After the Devaluation of the Peso. Health Policy Institute Discussion Paper #6, October 1995. Also presented by Pauline V. Rosenau at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York, September 3, 1994, and presented in revised form at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington D.C., October 30 – November 3, 1994.

Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau, Rusty Jones, and Julie Reagan Watson. Health Consequences of NAFTA after Devaluation. Working Paper for the Health Policy Institute, School of Public Health, Houston Health Science Center, Dec. 1995.

Pauline V. Rosenau, Russell Jones, Julie Reagan Watson, and Carl Hacker. Anticipating NAFTA’s Impact on Health and Health Policy. Canadian-American Public Policy, Number 21, January 1995: entire issue.

Carl Hacker and Julie Reagan Watson. How Uncertainty Analysis and Ecological Risk Assessment is Used in the Courtroom. Presented by Carl Hacker as part of a platform session entitled Uncertainty Analysis and Ecological Risk Assessment, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2nd World Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 1995.

Carl Hacker, Julie Reagan Watson, and Richard Grimes. Following the Patient’s Wishes: Living Wills and Powers of Attorney.AIDS Patient Care, December: 293-296 (1995).

Carl Hacker and Julie Reagan Watson. Law, AIDS, and Nurses, in AIDS and HIV Infection. Mosby’s Clinical Nursing Series185-195 (Deanne E. Grimes and Richard M. Grimes eds., 1994), Mosby, St. Louis, Missouri.

Carl Hacker and Julie Reagan Watson. Statutory Law Affecting the Delivery of Health Care to Underserved Populations. Community Health Needs Assessment: Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area. University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas (1994).

Julie Reagan Watson. Establishing Probable Cause for OSHA Inspections. 9 Texas Evidence Reporter 25 (1992).