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Melina Albanese

PhD Student

University of Toronto

Gender, Society, and Health

Melina is an Epidemiology Ph.D. student and research assistant at the University of Toronto. Prior to starting her PhD, Melina completed her B.Sc. in Biology (2018) and M.Sc. in Population and Public Health (2021) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Melina has several years' research experience, having previously worked as a research assistant at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research and the Human Early Learning Partnership, based at UBC. Melina's current research interests are at the intersection of chronic disease epidemiology and maternal and child health. In addition to being a member of the Women's Health Research Cluster, Melina is a trainee member of the 2-year interdisciplinary CIHR-funded Guiding interdisciplinary Research On cis- and trans-Women's and girls' health and Wellbeing program (2022/23-2023/24 cohort).

Area of Research Expertise
Chronic disease; Disability; Maternal health; Child health