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Cédric Yansouni (MD)

Centre for Translational Biology
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 20%
 Clinical: 40%
 Epidemiology: 40%
 Evaluation: 0%
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Diagnostics • parasitology • circumpolar health • neglected tropical diseases • clinical tropical medicine

Research Interests

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.

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Latest Publications

  1. Karellis, A., Naeem, F., Nair, S., Mallya, S. D., Routy, J.-P., Gahagan, J., Yansouni, C. P., Kim, J. & Pai, N. P. (2022). Multiplexed rapid technologies for sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review. The Lancet. Microbe, vol. 3, p. e303-e315.
  2. Campbell, J. R., Dion, C., Uppal, A., Yansouni, C. P. & Menzies, D. (2022). Systematic on-site testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection among asymptomatic essential workers in Montréal, Canada: a prospective observational and cost-assessment study. CMAJ open, vol. 10, p. E409-E419.
  3. Papenburg, J., Campbell, J. R., Caya, C., Dion, C., Corsini, R., Cheng, M. P., Menzies, D. & Yansouni, C. P. (2022). Adequacy of Serial Self-performed SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Detection Testing for Longitudinal Mass Screening in the Workplace. JAMA network open, vol. 5, p. e2210559.
  4. Bottieau, E., Van Duffel, L., El Safi, S., Koirala, K. D., Khanal, B., Rijal, S., Bhattarai, N. R., Phe, T., Lim, K., Mukendi, D., Kalo, J.-L., Lutumba, P., Barbé, B., Jacobs, J., Van Esbroeck, M., Foqué, N., Tsoumanis, A., Parola, P., Yansouni, C. P., Boelaert, M., Verdonck, K. & Chappuis, F. (2022). Etiological spectrum of persistent fever in the tropics and predictors of ubiquitous infections: a prospective four-country study with pooled analysis. BMC medicine, vol. 20, p. 144.
  5. Ali, K., Azher, T., Baqi, M., Binnie, A., Borgia, S., Carrier, F. M., Cavayas, Y. A., Chagnon, N., Cheng, M. P., Conly, J., Costiniuk, C., Daley, P., Daneman, N., Douglas, J., Downey, C., Duan, E., Duceppe, E., Durand, M., English, S., Farjou, G., Fera, E., Fontela, P., Fowler, R., Fralick, M., Geagea, A., Grant, J., Harrison, L. B., Havey, T., Hoang, H., Kelly, L. E., Keynan, Y., Khwaja, K., Klein, G., Klein, M., Kolan, C., Kronfli, N., Lamontagne, F., Lau, R., Fralick, M., Lee, T. C., Lee, N., Lim, R., Longo, S., Lostun, A., MacIntyre, E., Malhamé, I., Mangof, K., McGuinty, M., Mergler, S., Munan, M. P., Murthy, S., O'Neil, C., Ovakim, D., Papenburg, J., Parhar, K., Parvathy, S. N., Patel, C., Perez-Patrigeon, S., Pinto, R., Rajakumaran, S., Rishu, A., Roba-Oshin, M., Rushton, M., Saleem, M., Salvadori, M., Scherr, K., Schwartz, K., Semret, M., Silverman, M., Singh, A., Sligl, W., Smith, S., Somayaji, R., Tan, D. H. S., Tobin, S., Todd, M., Tran, T.-V., Tremblay, A., Tsang, J., Turgeon, A., Vakil, E., Weatherald, J., Yansouni, C., Zarychanski, R., Canadian Treatments for COVID-19 (CATCO) & Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI) Clinical Research Network and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (2022). Remdesivir for the treatment of patients in hospital with COVID-19 in Canada: a randomized controlled trial. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne, vol. 194, p. E242-E251.
  6. Gebretekle, G. B., Mariam, D. H., Mac, S., Abebe, W., Alemayehu, T., Degu, W. A., Libman, M., Yansouni, C. P., Fenta, T. G., Semret, M. & Sander, B. (2021). Cost-utility analysis of antimicrobial stewardship programme at a tertiary teaching hospital in Ethiopia. BMJ open, vol. 11, p. e047515.
  7. Cholette, F., Mesa, C., Harris, A., Ellis, H., Cachero, K., Lacap, P., Galipeau, Y., Langlois, M.-A., Gingras, A.-C., Yansouni, C. P., Papenburg, J., Cheng, M. P., Chakraborty, P., Stein, D. R., Van Caeseele, P., Bartlett, S., Krajden, M., Goldfarb, D., McGeer, A., Osiowy, C., Hankins, C., Mazer, B., Drebot, M., Kim, J. & COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) working group (2021). Dried blood spot specimens for SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing: A multi-site, multi-assay comparison. PloS one, vol. 16, p. e0261003.
  8. Yansouni, C. P., Papenburg, J., Cheng, M. P., Corsini, R., Caya, C., Vasquez Camargo, F., Harrison, L. B., Zaharatos, G., Büscher, P., Faye, B., Ndiaye, M., Matlashewski, G. & Ndao, M. (2021). Specificity of SARS-CoV-2 antibody-detection assays against S and N protein among pre-COVID-19 sera from patients with protozoan and helminth parasitic infections. Journal of clinical microbiology, p. JCM0171721.
  9. Paquette, K., Sweet, D., Stenstrom, R., Stabler, S. N., Lawandi, A., Akhter, M., Davidson, A. C., Gavric, M., Jinah, R., Saeed, Z., Demir, K., Sangsari, S., Huang, K., Mahpour, A., Shamatutu, C., Caya, C., Troquet, J.-M., Clark, G., Wong, T., Yansouni, C. P. & Cheng, M. P. (2021). Neither Blood Culture Positivity nor Time to Positivity Is Associated With Mortality Among Patients Presenting With Severe Manifestations of Sepsis: The FABLED Cohort Study. Open forum infectious diseases, vol. 8, p. ofab321.
  10. Naeem, F., Karellis, A., Nair, S., Routy, J.-P., Yansouni, C. P., Kim, J. & Pai, N. (2021). Multiplexed technologies for sexually transmitted infections: global evidence on patient-centered and clinical health outcomes. BMJ global health, vol. 6.
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