null Cédric Yansouni, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H

Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, MUHC



diagnostics • antimicrobial resistance • low resource and remote settings • circumpolar health • clinical tropical medicine

Research Focus

My research is focused on improving diagnostic tools and care for infectious diseases in remote and low resource settings (LRS), including in Northern Indigenous communities in Canada. This is done through the development and field validation of diagnostics, implementation research, and translation to the regulatory and policy level as technical adviser, for instance, to the World Health Organization, Health Canada, the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT), the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS), and product development partnerships. In addition, a core activity of my group involves optimizing current diagnostic laboratory approaches and innovating clinical bacteriology diagnostics for low-resource settings, aiming to contain the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Selected Publications

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  • van Griensven, J.; Diro, E.; Yansouni, C. P. Hidden Sources of Bias in Diagnostic Studies: The Example of Visceral Leishmaniasis in East Africa. Lancet Infect Dis 2023, 23 (3), e108–e114.

  • Caya, C.; Singh, A. E.; Serhir, B.; Morin, V.; Libman, M. D.; Corsini, R.; Goldfarb, D. M.; Wong, T.; Xia, Y.; Maheu-Giroux, M.; Yansouni, C. P. Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Syphilis in Arctic Communities (the STAR Study): A Multisite Prospective Field Diagnostic Accuracy Study in an Intended-Use Setting. Clin Microbiol Infect 2023, S1198-743X(23)00291-4.

  • Papenburg, J.; Campbell, J. R.; Caya, C.; Dion, C.; Corsini, R.; Cheng, M. P.; Menzies, D.; Yansouni, C. P. Adequacy of Serial Self-Performed SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Detection Testing for Longitudinal Mass Screening in the Workplace. JAMA Netw Open 2022, 5 (5), e2210559.

  • Yansouni, C. P.; Seifu, D.; Libman, M.; Alemayehu, T.; Gizaw, S.; Johansen, Ø. H.; Abebe, W.; Amogne, W.; Semret, M. A Feasible Laboratory-Strengthening Intervention Yielding a Sustainable Clinical Bacteriology Sector to Support Antimicrobial Stewardship in a Large Referral Hospital in Ethiopia. Front Public Health 2020, 8, 258.

  • Cheng, M. P.; Stenstrom, R.; Paquette, K.; Stabler, S. N.; Akhter, M.; Davidson, A. C.; Gavric, M.; Lawandi, A.; Jinah, R.; Saeed, Z.; Demir, K.; Huang, K.; Mahpour, A.; Shamatutu, C.; Caya, C.; Troquet, J.-M.; Clark, G.; Yansouni, C. P.; Sweet, D.; FABLED Investigators. Blood Culture Results Before and After Antimicrobial Administration in Patients With Severe Manifestations of Sepsis: A Diagnostic Study. Ann Intern Med 2019, 171 (8), 547–554.