Division of Cancer Epidemiology
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Dr.Talía Malagón is a postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology of McGill University. Her current research projects use a combination of mathematical modelling and epidemiological studies to evaluate the balance of screening harms and benefits of cervical cancer screening in the HPV-vaccine era, risk factors for HPV transmission between couples, biomarkers of transmission, and the influence of measurement error in epidemiological studies of HPV. Her long-term research goals are to use mathematical modeling as a tool for intervention evaluation and causal inference in epidemiological studies of sexually transmitted infections.
Dr. Talía Malagón has a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Ottawa (2010) specializing in ecology/evolution/behaviour, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Université Laval (2016). For her doctoral thesis she used mathematical transmission models to evaluate how individuals’ behaviours and biological heterogeneity between human papillomavirus (HPV) types affect the population-level effectiveness of HPV vaccination, and the vaccine’s impact on cervical cancer incidence inequalities. She has acted as a teaching assistant and guest lecturer for graduate-level and resident courses in epidemiology. She was selected in 2013 as a Star Student Researcher by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec, and has received graduate and postdoctoral research awards from CIHR and the CHU de Québec.