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angle-left Cédric Yansouni, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H

Junior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



diagnostics • parasitology • circumpolar health • neglected tropical diseases • clinical tropical medicine

Research Focus

My research focuses on the development and field validation of diagnostic tools for severe infections in low-resource and remote settings, with current projects in Ethiopia and Canadian Arctic communities.

Selected Publications

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  • Thivierge K, Iqbal A, Dixon B, Dion R, Levesque B, Cantin P, Cédilotte L, Ndao M, Proulx JF, and Yansouni CP*. Cryptosporidium hominis is a newly recognized pathogen in the Arctic region Nunavik, Canada: Molecular characterization of an outbreak. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016;10(4):e0004534. PMID: 27058742.

  • Yansouni CP*, Pernica JM, and Goldfarb D. Enteric parasites in Arctic communities: Tip of the iceberg? Trends Parasitol. 2016 Nov;32(11):834-8. doi: 0.1016/ PMID: 27593337.

  • Diro E*, Yansouni CP*, Takele Y, Mengesha B, Lynen L, Hailu A, van Griensven J, Boelaert M, and Buscher P. Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis using peripheral blood microscopy in Ethiopia: A prospective phase-III study of the diagnostic performance of different concentration techniques compared to tissue aspiration. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jan 11;96(1):190-6. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0362. PMID: 27799651.

  • Kenyon C, Bonorchis K, Corcoran C, Meintjes G, Locketz M, Lehloenya R, Vismer H, Naicker P, Prozesky H, Patel J, Van Wyk M, Du Plooy M, Imrie G, Borman A, Colebunders R, Yansouni CP, Mendelson M, Govender N. Emmonsia sp., a novel dimorphic human pathogenic fungus causing disseminated infection among immunocompromised hosts in South Africa. New Eng J Med. 2013 Oct 10;369(15):1416-24. PMID: 24106934.

  • Yansouni CP*, Bottieau E, Lutumba P, Winkler AS, Lynen L, Büscher P, Jacobs J, Gillet P, Lejon V, Alirol E, Polman K, Utzinger J, Miles M, Peeling RW, Muyembe JJ, Chappuis F, Boelaert M. Rapid diagnostic tests for neurological infections in Central Africa. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013; 13(6):546-58 PMID: 23623369.