null Michael Libman, MD

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

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

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, MUHC



tropical diseases • parasitology • travel medicine • epidemiology

Research Focus

My research focuses on tropical and travel related illness. My primary focus is on the epidemiology of imported infections. Much of my work is through the GeoSentinel network, a multi-centre collaboration among clinics seeing post travel illness, under the oversight of the International Society for Travel Medicien and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. I am also involved in the study of diseases found in our native and northern communities. Our lab studies new methods for the diagnosis of parasitic infections.

Selected Publications

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  • Yansouni CP, Merckx J, Libman MD, Ndao M. Recent advances in clinical parasitology diagnostics. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2014 Nov;16(11):434 PMID: 25230603.

  • Goyette S, Cao Z, Libman M, Ndao M, Ward BJ. Seroprevalence of parasitic zoonoses and their relationship with social factors among the Canadian Inuit in Arctic regions. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Apr;78(4):404-10 PMID: 24461773.

  • Boggild, A., Geduld, J., Libman, M., Ward, B., Mccarthy, A., Doyle, P., Ghesquiere, W., Vincelette, J., Kuhn, S., Freedman, D., Kain, K.. Travel-acquired infections and illnesses in Canadians: surveillance report from CanTravNet surveillance data, 2009–2011. Open Medicine, North America, 8, feb. 201 PMID: 25009682.

  • Leder K, Torresi J, Libman MD, Cramer JP, Castelli F, Schlagenhauf P, Wilder-Smith A, Wilson ME, Keystone JS, Schwartz E, Barnett ED, von Sonnenburg F, Brownstein JS, Cheng AC, Sotir MJ, Esposito DH, Freedman DO; GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. GeoSentinel surveillance of illness in returned travelers, 2007-2011. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 19;158(6):456-68.

  • Sampasa-Kanyinga H, Lévesque B, Anassour-Laouan-Sidi E, Côté S, Serhir B, Ward BJ, Libman MD, Drebot MA, Makowski K, Dimitrova K, Ndao M, Dewailly E. Zoonotic infections in communities of the James Bay Cree territory: An overview of seroprevalence. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2013 Summer;24(2):79-84 PMID: 24421806.