Mélanie has a BSc in health sciences (physical therapy), an MSc and a PhD in epidemiology from Laval University. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases and cancer, as well as the evaluation of the population-level impact of vaccination programs.
During her PhD, Mélanie was interested in the psycho-social impact of breast cancer. Then, she coordinated various projects at the INSPQ in order to assess the relevance and feasibility of implementing a screening program for colorectal cancer in Quebec. In 2008, she joined our team to cement our expertise in epidemiology. With her knowledge in epidemiology, she ensures that our models validly reflect the natural history of diseases as well as the effect of the different interventions evaluated. In parallel, she develops and oversees various projects aiming to estimate the burden of infectious diseases and the impact of the interventions to prevent these diseases; these data being essential to our mathematical models. Melanie has published over 70 articles in scientific journals; she teaches epidemiology at the Faculty of medicine.