Stella Talic


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Dr Stella Talic is a Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow (~Assistant Professor) at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine where she holds a number of combined education and research leadership roles. These include Head of Pharmacoepidemiology and Real-World Evidence Unit, Senior Medical Educator at the Medical Education, Quality and Research Unit, and Clinical Epidemiologist at Centre for Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics, where she is responsible for the leadership, identification, planning, design and delivery of a high-quality research programme in cardiovascular prevention and therapeutic management.

Dr Talic completed a doctoral specialist degree in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and she specialises in Chronic Disease Pharmacopidemiology, Therapeutic Control and Prevention. She is involved in multiple projects working closely with hospitals, national regulatory bodies, pharmacological companies and CRCs. Her expertise lies in generating evidence-based approaches and strategies for chronic disease prevention and therapeutic management.

Dr Talic has leveraged the above-mentioned positions to form a unique research team capable of performing complex epidemiological projects, including real world evidence studies, evidence-based systematic techniques, mixed methods methodologies and pharmacoepidemiological studies using a range of administrative, clinical, registries and health services data.

Dr Talic is also an active collaborator on numerous other public health projects and has been awarded the Early Career Researcher John McNeil best publication award for Public Health research and School’s Research Excellence award in 2021. She also serves on numerous Committees, including the Australian Government Grant Assessment Committee, European Centre for Disease Prevention Expert Committee on Preparedness and Response in future pandemics and Public Health and Health Science Course Management Committee.

She is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne and Senior Research Affiliate, Centre for Learning Analytics, at Monash University.

In addition to her large research portfolio, she has extensive pedagogical experience spanning undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including Bachelor of Medicine, Biomedical Science, Health Science as well as Master of Public Health, covering a range of topics including public health, clinical epidemiology and statistics, clinical research methods, chronic disease prevention and clinical pharmacology. She is currently the Chief Examiner and Unit Coordinator for two postgraduate master level units MPH5236 Clinical Trials and MAP5000/MAP5010 Advanced Health Research Project.  She is also an Honours Research Program Coordinator for Health Science at the SPHPM and currently supervises three PhD students. 

Monash teaching commitment

Medicine (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

  • Evidence Based Clinical Practice EBCP 3B (Lecturer)
  • Evidence Based Medicine EBM 4C (Lecturer)

Public Health (Undergraduate)

  • Treatments and Technologies - PBH2006 (Coordinator and Chief Examiner)
  • Foundations of Epidemiology - PBH2001 (Lecturer)
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology - PBH3009 (Coordinator and Chief Examiner)

Public Health (Postgraduate)

  • Research in advanced health professional practice MAP 5000 (Course Coordinator)
  • Clinical Trials MPH5236 (Chief Examiner and Unit Coordinator)

Pharmacy (Postgraduate)

  • Evidence Based Clinical Practice PGCP5101 (Lecturer)

Biomedicine (Undergraduate)

  • Biomedical basis and Epidemiology of Human Disease BMS3052 (Lecturer)


Research interests

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Prevention, treatment and outcome improvement for non-communicable chronic diseases
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Healthcare quality improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Global health 
  • Translational Medicine
  • Infection prevention and control on communicable diseases


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Doctorate, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Clinical Epidemiology, Master, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Biomedicine, Bachelor/University of Zagreb/MONASH University

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow , Cabrini Health Limited

2021 → …

Research area keywords

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Injury Outcomes
  • Clinical Research
  • Public Health; Chronic Diseases; Health Protection
  • Patient Safety
  • Quality of Care

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