Regina L. Tan, D.V.M., M.S., DACVPM, is director of the Office of Food Safety in the Food and Nutrition Service. Dr. Tan brings to this position more than 15 years of public health experience in preventive medicine, epidemiology, and systems analysis. 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 Staff) 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, and in 2006 she joined MITRE Corporation, where her management of a team of engineers was essential to developing innovative data architecture research and development across the federal government. She returned to the Food Safety and Inspection Service in 2011 as Director of the Applied Epidemiology Staff, and took over the Recall Management and Technical Analysis Division in 2013. 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.