null Nitika Pai, MD, MPH, PhD
rapid point-of-care tests • screening strategies • innovative applications • mhealth • global health • women's health
My research focuses on developing screening strategies for marginalized populations with point-of-care tests to improve screening and diagnosis, in order to make a public health impact. My current work involves rapid point-of-care tests for HIV and related co-infections (hepatitis C, hepatitis B, syphilis) and the development of innovations that improve uptake of self testing for HIV, multiplex screening for HIV related co-infections for affected populations, and early screening for pregnant women in resource-limited settings.
Pai NP, Thomas R. Time for HIV self-testing in Canada: a vision and an action plan. CMAJ. 2020 November 2, 192:E1367-8. PMID: 33139426.
Pai NP, Karellis A, Kim J, Peter T. Modern Diagnostic Technologies for HIV. The Lancet HIV. 2020;7: e574-81. PMID: 32763220.
Pai NP, Smallwood M, Desjardins L, Goyette A, Birkas KG, Vassal A-F, Joseph L, Thomas R. An unsupervised smart app-optimized HIV self-testing program in Montreal, Canada: Cross-sectional study. J Med Internet Res 2018; 20(11): e10258. PMID: 30465709.
Pai NP, Sharma J, Shivkumar S, Pillay S, Vadnais C, Joseph L, Dheda K, Peeling RW. Supervised and unsupervised self-testing for HIV in high- and low-risk populations: a systematic review. PLoS Medicine. 2013 Apr;10(4): e1001414. PMID: 23565066.
Pai NP, Balram B, Shivkumar S, Martinez-Cajas J, Claseens C, Lambert G, Peeling RW, Joseph L. Head-to-head comparison of accuracy of a rapid point-of-care HIV test with oral versus whole-blood specimens: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2012 May; 12(5): 373-80. PMID: 22277215.