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Dr Stella Talic is a lecturer, clinical epidemiologist and pharmacoepidemiology research fellow at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. 

Stella completed a doctoral specialist degree in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and she specialises in Chronic Disease Epidemiology, 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.

Stella is also actively involved in projects related to improving quality of care in patients suffering from major non-communicable chronic diseases and is a passionate advocate for patient safety.

She is also passionate about medical education. Stella is a Chief Examiner for Chronic disease Epidemiology and Control (PBH3009) and Treatment and Technologies (PBH2006).  

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
  • Chronic disease modelling
  • Healthcare quality improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Global health 
  • Health economics
  • Translational Medicine


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

Epidemiology, Master, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Biomedicine, Bachelor/University of Zagreb/MONASH University

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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