The researchers of the IDIGH Program have diverse expertise in the fields of infectious diseases and immunity. Below is a snapshot of the research interests of our IDIGH program members. This keyword database is also useful for matching grant opportunities and collaborations.

Name Research Keywords
Afif, Waqqas
Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, biologic medications, therapeutic drug monitoring
Bessissow, Talat
Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, mucosal healing, neoplasia, pathogenesis
Bitton, Alain
Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psychosocial, biologic markers, genetics
Cantarovich, Marcelo
Multi-organ transplant
Falutz, Julian
HIV, aging, metabolism
Lakatos, Peter
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), gastroenterology, Colitis, Crohn’s disease
LeBlanc, Roger
HIV, drug longterm safety
Libman, Michael
Tropical diseases, parasitology, travel medicine, epidemiology
Loo, Vivian
Clostridium difficile, healthcare-associated infections, infection control
Pineau, Christian
Lupus, morbidity, cardiovascular disease, vasculitis, adherence to treatment, prognostic factors
Portnoy, David
Rubin, Earl
Vaccine development
Semret, Makeda
Hospital infections, infection control, molecular diagnostics, antimicrobial resistance
Tchervenkov, Jean
Renal transplantation, liver transplantation, immunology, hepatitis B and C, xenotransplantation
Wong, Philip
Hepatology, hepatitis , nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
Ben-Shoshan, Moshe
Food allergy, anaphylaxis, immunodeficiency, chronic urticaria
Bernatsky, Sasha
Epidemiology, systemic lupus, rheumatic disease
Brassard, Paul
Epidemiology, public health, aboriginal health, cancer prevention, infectious diseases control
Brouillette, Marie-Josée
Cognition in HIV, depression, rasch analysis
Costiniuk, Cecilia
HIV, HIV reservoirs, chronic lung disease, pulmonary inflammation, pulmonary immunity
Cox, Joseph
Public health, preventive medicine, epidemiology, quantitative methods, addiction, HIV, HCV, HIV-HCV co-infection, men who have sex with men, injection drug use, prevention and care interventions
Daftary, Amrita
Tuberculosis, drug-resistant TB, HIV/AIDS, social determinants of health, qualitative methods, mixed methods, implementation science, e-health interventions
Dendukuri, Nandini
Bayesian inference, biostatistics, diagnostic tests, latents class models, technology assessment
De Pokomandy, Alexandra
Human papillomavirus, HPV, HIV, Primary Care
Gyorkos, Theresa
Global health, parasite epidemiology, neglected tropical diseases
Joseph, Lawrence
Bayesian biostatistics, epidemiology, diagnostic tests, research design
Klein, Marina
HIV, Hepatitis C, clinical trials, epidemiology, antiretrovirals, prospective cohort
Lebouché, Bertrand
HIV care, biomedical HIV prevention, patient-reported outcomes, HIV screening, men who have sex with men
Lee, Todd
Quality improvement, patient safety, high value healthcare, antibiotic stewardship, polypharmacy
McDonald, Emily
Quality improvement, patient safety, infection
Pai, Madhukar
Tuberculosis, diagnostics, epidemiology, global health, implementation research
Pai, Nitika
HIV, rapid point-of-care tests, screening strategies, innovative applications, mhealth, global health, womens health
Papenburg, Jesse
Influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), children, epidemiology, diagnosis
Quach, Caroline
Vaccines, surveillance, healthcare-associated infections, public health, epidemiology
Sebastiani, Giada
Fatty liver, serum fibrosis biomarkers, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV
Vinet, Évelyne
Administrative databases, clinical epidemiology, health outcomes, perinatal outcomes, reproductive health
Behr, Marcel
Tuberculosis, molecular epidemiology, bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, innnate immunity, Crohn's disease
Bernard, Nicole
HIV/AIDS, cellular Immunology, correlates of protection, T cells, NK cells
Colmegna, Inés
Immunology, arthritis, aging, stem cells
Di Battista, John
Signaling, genetics, proteomics, G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), inflammation
Ndao, Momar
Infectious diseases, parastic infections, host-parasite interactions
Olivier, Martin
Leishmaniasis, malaria, exosome, innate inflammation, signaling
Piccirillo, Ciriaco
Immunology, T cell biology, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases
Radzioch, Danuta
Inflammation, animal models, translational research, lipid imbalance, gene expression regulation
Rauch, Joyce
Autoimmunity, systemic lupus erythematosus, autoantibodies, T cells, cell death
Reed, Michael
Tuberculosis (TB), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, molecular microbiology, bacterial pathogenesis
Routy, Jean-Pierre
HIV, vaccine, lymphoma, T cells, cytokines
Schurr, Erwin
Tuberculosis, leprosy, complex traits, transcriptomics, systems biology
Seidman, Ernest
IBD, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, translational research, genetics, colon cancer, autoimmune, intestinals
Sheppard, Donald
Medical mycology, aspergillus, biofilms, host-pathogen interactions
Tsoukas, Christos
Immune risk phenotype, inflammation, biomarkers, cardiovascular, immunopathology, cohort studies, T cell activation, primary immune deficiency
Turcotte, Bernard
Pathogenic fungi, transcription factors, drug resistance, genome-wide analysis
Vinh, Donald
Primary (genetic) immunodeficiencies, molecular genetics, translational research, immunity, infections
Ward, Brian
Vaccines, respiratory viruses, international health, parasitology, diagnostics
Yansouni, Cédric
Diagnostics, parasitology, circumpolar health, neglected tropical diseases, clinical tropical medicine
Dewar, Ken
Genomics, comparative genomics, DNA sequence analysis
Malo, Danielle
Salmonella, typhoid, complex disease, animal model, mutagenesis
Nadon, Robert
Microarrays, experimental design, random error models, bias correction, normalization, affymetrix chips, high-throughput screening
Saleh, Maya
Innate immunity, cell death, infection, cancer, inflammatory diseases
Vidal, Silvia
Mouse genetic models, virus infections, innate immunity, complex traits analysis, primary human cells
Jack, Carolyn
Dermatology, Immunology

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