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Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC

Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Institute for Biosecurity

Biosecurity is an exciting and rapidly growing field that aims to increase individual, agency, and community resilience in order to minimize infectious disease morbidity and mortality worldwide.

- Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC

Courses Taught

Communicable Diseases and Infection Control; Disaster Planning for Infectious Disease Disasters; Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases; Facing the Challenges of International Bioterrorism


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Saint Louis University
  • M.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S.N., Truman State University

Research Interests

Health care and public health professional disaster preparedness; improving the U.S.’s ability to dispense medical countermeasures during an infectious disease disaster; addressing barriers to vaccine uptake; and reunifying children and families during disasters.

Publications and Media Placements

  • Rebmann, T., Loux, T. M., Gomel, A., Lugo, K., Bafageeh, F., Elkins, H, Arnold, LD. (2023). Assessing classroom and laboratory spread of COVID-19 in a university after elimination of physical distancing. PLOS One, 18(3): 1–9.
  • Rebmann, T., Holdsworth, JE, Lugo, KA, Alvino, RT, and Gomel, A. (2023). Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Infection Prevention and Control Field: Findings From Focus Groups Conducted with Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) Members in Fall 2021. American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), 51(9): 968-974.
  • Rebmann, T., Charney, R.L., and Mazzara, R.L. (2022). Utility of child physical characteristics and verbal descriptors to aid in family reunification during disasters. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, 17(1): 5 – 12.
  • Rebmann, T., Alvino, RT, Lugo, KA, Holdsworth, JE, and Gomel, A. (2023). Infection preventionists’ experiences during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from focus groups conducted with Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) members. American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), 51, 121-128.
  • Rebmann, T., Charney, R.L., Eschmann, R.L., Fitzpatrick, C.M. (2022). Non-pediatric nurses’ willingness to provide care to pediatric patients during a disaster: An assessment of pediatric surge capacity in four Midwestern hospitals. Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, 16: 1053–1058. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2021.3.
  • Rebmann, T., Foerst, K., Charney, R.L., Mazzara, R.L. and Sandcork, J.A. (2022). Challenges in managing, sustaining, and assessing closed point of dispensing sites: Findings from a qualitative study. Plos One, 17(7): 1-17.
  • Patrick Dawson, PhD1,2; Mary Claire Worrell, MPH1; Sara Malone, MSW3; Sarah C. Tinker, PhD1; Stephanie Fritz, MD3; Brett Maricque, PhD3; Sadaf Junaidi, MBA1; Gemille Purnell, MPH1; Albert M. Lai, PhD3; Julie A. Neidich, MD3; Justin S. Lee, DVM, PhD1; Rachel C. Orscheln, MD3; Rachel Charney, MD4; Terri Rebmann, PhD4; Jon Mooney, MS5; Nancy Yoon, MD5; Machelle Petit5; Spring Schmidt, PhD6; Jean Grabeel, MEd7;Lee Ann Neill, MSN7; Lisa C. Barrios, DrPH1; Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD1; Randall W. Williams, MD8; Clay Goddard, MPA5; Jason G. Newland, MD3; John C. Neatherlin, MPH1; Johanna S. Salzer, DVM, PhD1; CDC COVID-19 Surge Laboratory Group (2021) Pilot Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 Secondary Transmission in Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Schools Implementing Mitigation Strategies — St. Louis County and City of Springfield, Missouri, December 2020. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Vol 70.
  • Rebmann, T., and Charney, R. (2020). Recovery from biological disasters: Bioterrorism, outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases, and pandemics. In Perl, TM (Ed.). Viral Outbreaks, Bioterrorism and Preparing for Mass Casualty Infectious Disease Events. Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA. Invited book chapter.
  • Turner, J.A., Rebmann, T., Tao, D., Loux, T. M., and Garza, A. (2020). First Responders’ and Librarians’ Intention to Use Web-Based Resources for Response Information During Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Terrorism Events. Journal of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. 
  • Turner, J.A., Rebmann, T., Loux, T. M., and Charney, R. L. (2020). Willingness to Respond to Radiological Disasters among First Responders in St. Louis, MO. Health Security, 18(4): 318-328. 
  • Ye, G., Lin, H., Chen, L., Wang, S., Zeng, Z., Wang, W., Zhang, S., Rebmann, T., Li, Y., Pan, Z., Yang, Z., Wang, Y., Wang, F., Qian, A., and Wang, X. (2020). Environmental contamination of SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare premises. Journal of Infection, 81: e1-e5.
  • Rebmann, T., Tao, D., Turner, J.A., Loux, T. M., Srinivasan, S., and Garza, A. (2019 epub). Implementation and evaluation of the Value of Improved and Sustained Information Access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) Program. Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, 1-7. DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2019.33
  • Dalawari, P., Rebmann, T., Krausz, C., Maitra, N., Winkle, M. R., and Charney, R. L. (2019). Attitudes and willingness of emergency medicine residents to report to work during an earthquake or pandemic. Journal of Health Science & Education, 3(4), 1-8. DOI: 10.0000/JHSE.1000166
  • Rebmann, T., Charney, R.L., Loux, T.M., Turner, J.A., and Nguyen, D. (2019). Firefighters’ and emergency medical services personnel’s knowledge and training on occupational radiation exposures and safety: Results from a survey conducted in a Midwestern metropolitan area. Health Security, 17(5), 393-402.
  • Mueller, E., Rebmann, T. (2019). Exploring the association between targeted violent events against medical aid workers and EVD incidence in the 2018-2019 Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu outbreak using Vector Autoregression (VAR) and Granger-Causality. Health Security, 17(6), 477-484. PMCID: 31859571.
  • Charney, R. L., Rebmann, T., Esposito, F., Schmid, K., Chung, S. (2019 epub). Separated after a disaster: Trust and privacy issues in sharing children's personal information. Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness.
  • Arnold, L. D., Luong, L., Rebmann, T., Chang, J. J. (2019). Racial disparities in U.S. maternal influenza vaccine uptake: Results from analysis of Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data, 2012-2015. Vaccine, 37, 2520-2526. PMCID: 30928172
  • Rebmann, T., McPhee, K., Haas, G.A., Osborne, L., McPhillips, A., Rose, S., and Vatwani, S. (2018). Findings from an assessment and inventory of a regional, decentralized stockpile. Health Security, 16(2), 1-8. PMID: 29570355
  • Rebmann, T., Loux, T. M., Lew, D., and Wakefield, M. (2018). Pertussis vaccination among childcare center staff, administrators, and parents: Uptake, policies, and beliefs. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 22(2), 166-174. DOI: PMCID: 2910525

Find Terri Rebmann on ResearchGate

Media Placements

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), member

  • Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), member

Community Work and Service

Dr. Rebmann works closely with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health on projects related to biological disaster preparedness and response. One project example: Selection, Recruitment, and Management of Non-Hospital Closed Point of Dispensing (POD) Sites: A Qualitative Study. She was also actively involved with response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Rebmann has worked with St. Louis-based childcare agencies to assess vaccine uptake and individuals' attitudes and beliefs regarding vaccination among childcare staff and parents of children in childcare.