Malagón, Talía

Malagón, Talía

Board Member

Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow

McGill University

Division of Cancer Epidemiology

5100 Maisonneuve Blvd West,

Suite 720

Montreal, Quebec H4A 3T2


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.