Background: Dr. Laprise obtained his PhD degree in theoretical and computational physics from Laval University in 2010. His PhD research focused on the mathematical/computational modelling of complex dynamical systems. Following his PhD degree, he decided to orient his research in infectious diseases modelling for two main reasons. First, mathematical modelling of interventions contributes to public health in a tangible way by providing crucial evidence for decision making. Secondly, transmission dynamics are complex; modelling and understanding them represent an important challenge for research.
Current projects: Dr. Laprise is a senior research associate in mathematical modelling of the epidemiology of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and associated diseases. His current research work focuses on estimating HPV vaccines effectiveness and cost-effectiveness using transmission-dynamic modelling.