Research Project: Mathematical modeling of sexual co-transmission of hepatitis C and HIV in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with other men in Canada

Postdoc Year(s): 2017-2018

Dr. Nasheed Moqueet is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Her research interests lie in infectious disease epidemiology and how laboratory research can shape and inform clinical care and disease prevention at a population level, especially in the context of HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection.

During her fellowship, Dr. Moqueet will investigate the relationship between patterns of HIV seroadaptive behaviours and HCV transmission using both epidemiological methods and mathematical models. She is also interested in quantifying the roles of biological factors such as higher HCV infectiousness in persons living with HIV and seroadaptive behaviours in driving HCV transmission and understanding how these might impact the anticipated effectiveness of HCV treatment in reducing HCV.

Dr. Moqueet completed her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and obtained her PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University. Her supervisors for this fellowship are Drs. Sharmistha Mishra and Ann Burchell.