Ana Florea, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Division of Epidemiologic Research


Dr. Ana Florea is an epidemiologist and postdoctoral research fellow for the Department of Research & Evaluation. She has special interests in vaccine safety and effectiveness, infectious diseases, cancer, and chronic kidney diseases. At Kaiser Permanente Southern California, she is involved in vaccine safety and effectiveness research projects studying COVID-19, shingles and Tdap vaccines. She also works on projects involving flu vaccine, hepatitis B chronic infection, and C diff infection.

Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Florea was the lead clinical research coordinator for several nephrology-related clinical trials for the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In addition, as part of her dissertation work within the College of Public Health, she designed, planned, initiated, and conducted analyses for projects related to gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, and chronic kidney disease. From this work she has published several articles in academic journals.

Areas of Focus

  • Vaccine safety and effectiveness
  • Infectious diseases
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Chronic kidney disease


PhD, Epidemiology
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
MPH, Epidemiology
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts

Honors and Awards

  • Electra Paskett Scholarship Travel Award, American Society of Preventive Oncology
  • University Fellows Award, University of Arizona