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diagnostics • parasitology • circumpolar health • neglected tropical diseases • clinical tropical medicine
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 work at the regulatory and policy level (e.g., as Technical Adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) for prequalification of diagnostics). In addition, a core activity of our group involves optimizing the use of current diagnostic laboratory approaches and newer innovations in LRS clinical bacteriology, aiming to contain the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Barkati S, Gottstein B, Mu Ller N, Sheitoyan-Pesant C, Metrakos P, Chen T, Garceau R, Libman MD, Ndao M, Yansouni CP. First Human Case of Metacestode Infection Caused by Versteria sp. in a Kidney Transplant Recipient. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 1;68(4):680-683. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy602. PMID: 30212859.
Semret M, Ndao M, Jacobs J, Yansouni CP*. Point-of-care and point-of-'can': leveraging reference-laboratory capacity for integrated diagnosis of fever syndromes in the tropics. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018 Aug;24(8):836-844. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2018.03.044. Epub 2018 Apr 10. PMID: 29649602.
Ombelet S, Ronat JB, Walsh T, Yansouni CP, Cox J, Vlieghe E, Martiny D, Semret M, Vandenberg O, Jacobs J; Bacteriology in Low Resource Settings working group. Clinical bacteriology in low-resource settings: today's solutions. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Aug;18(8):e248-e258. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30093-8. Epub 2018 Mar 5. PMID: 29519767.
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.
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.