null Nandini Dendukuri, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

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

Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, MUHC



bayesian inference • biostatistics • diagnostic tests • latents class models • technology assessment

Research Focus

My research focuses on development of statistical methods for estimating diagnostic test accuracy in the absence of a perfect test, both in the context of individual studies and meta-analyses, using Bayesian inference. I am also involved in a number of collaborative projects with researchers in epidemiology and technology assessment.

Selected Publications

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  • Almeida ND, Mines L, Nicolau I, Sinclair A, Forero DF, Brophy JM, Mayo N, Dendukuri N. A Framework for Aiding the Translation of Scientific Evidence into Policy: The Experience of a Hospital-Based Technology Assessment Unit. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2019 Jan;35(3):204-211. doi: 10.1017/S0266462319000254. Epub 2019 Apr 24. PMID: 31017075.

  • Kohli M, Schiller I, Dendukuri N, Dheda K, Denkinger CM, Schumacher SG, Steingart KR. Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for extrapulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Aug 27;8(8):CD012768. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012768.pub2. PMID: 30148542.

  • Dendukuri N, Schiller I, de Groot J, Libman M, Moons K, Reitsma J, van Smeden M. Concerns about composite reference standards in diagnostic research. BMJ. 2018 Jan 18;360:j5779. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j5779. PMID: 29348126.

  • Semret M, Schiller I, Jardin BA, Frenette C, Loo VG, Papenburg J, McNeil SA, Dendukuri N. Multiplex Respiratory Virus Testing for Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Prospective Assessment of Antimicrobial Use and Clinical Outcomes Among Hospitalized Adults. J Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 15;216(8):936-944. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix288. PMID: 29149338.

  • Xie X, Sinclair A, Dendukuri N. Evaluating the accuracy and economic value of a new test in the absence of a perfect reference test. Res Synth Methods. 2017 Sep;8(3):321-332. doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1243. Epub 2017 May 23. PMID: 28544646.