Lab Information

Michael Libman (MD)

Clinical Research Unit
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 0%
 Clinical: 100%
 Epidemiology: 0%
 Evaluation: 0%
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Tropical diseases • parasitology • travel medicine • epidemiology

Research Interests

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.

Team Members

Name Position

Latest Publications

  1. Chivinski, J., Nathan, K., Naeem, F., Ekmekjian, T., Libman, M. D. & Barkati, S. (2023). Intravenous Liposomal Amphotericin B Efficacy and Safety for Cutaneous and Mucosal Leishmaniasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Open forum infectious diseases, vol. 10, p. ofad348.
  2. Huits, R., Wallender, E., Angelo, K. M., Libman, M. & Hamer, D. H. (2023). A Zebra Among the Horses: Clinical Implications of Malaria in the United States. Annals of internal medicine, vol. 176, p. 1269-1270.
  3. Huits, R., Angelo, K. M., Amatya, B., Barkati, S., Barnett, E. D., Bottieau, E., Emetulu, H., Epelboin, L., Eperon, G., Medebb, L., Gobbi, F., Grobusch, M. P., Itani, O., Jordan, S., Kelly, P., Leder, K., Díaz-Menéndez, M., Okumura, N., Rizwan, A., Rothe, C., Saio, M., Waggoner, J., Yoshimura, Y., Libman, M., Hamer, D. H. & Schwartz, E. (2023). Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes Among Travelers With Severe Dengue : A GeoSentinel Analysis. Annals of internal medicine, vol. 176, p. 940-948.
  4. Caya, C., Singh, A. E., Serhir, B., Morin, V., Libman, M. D., Corsini, R., Goldfarb, D. M., Wong, T., Xia, Y., Maheu-Giroux, M. & Yansouni, C. P. (2023). Rapid diagnostic testing for syphilis in Arctic communities (the STAR study): A multisite prospective field diagnostic accuracy study in an intended-use setting. Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, vol. 29, p. 1335.e1-1335.e7.
  5. Carmola, L. R., Turcinovic, J., Draper, G., Webner, D., Putukian, M., Silvers-Granelli, H., Bombin, A., Connor, B. A., Angelo, K. M., Kozarsky, P., Libman, M., Huits, R., Hamer, D. H., Fairley, J. K., Connor, J. H., Piantadosi, A. & Bourque, D. L. (2023). Genomic Epidemiology of a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Outbreak in a US Major League Soccer Club: Was It Travel Related?. Open forum infectious diseases, vol. 10, p. ofad235.
  6. Hadid, A., McDonald, E. G., Cheng, M. P., Papenburg, J., Libman, M., Dixon, P. C. & Jensen, D. (2023). The WE SENSE study protocol: A controlled, longitudinal clinical trial on the use of wearable sensors for early detection and tracking of viral respiratory tract infections. Contemporary clinical trials, vol. 128, p. 107103.
  7. Barkati, S., Greenaway, C. & Libman, M. (2023). Strongyloidiasis-related lung involvement: too much of a bad thing. Current opinion in infectious diseases, vol. 36, p. 203-208.
  8. Libman, M. D. (2023). Correspondence letter regarding 'is standby therapy for Covid-19 a practical option for travellers?'. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 30.
  9. Colmegna, I. & Libman, M. (2023). The 2022 ACR vaccination guideline: a call-to-action. Nature reviews. Rheumatology, vol. 19, p. 263-264.
  10. Piyaphanee, W., Stoney, R. J., Asgeirsson, H., Appiah, G. D., Díaz-Menéndez, M., Barnett, E. D., Gautret, P., Libman, M., Schlagenhauf, P., Leder, K., Plewes, K., Grobusch, M. P., Huits, R., Mavunda, K., Hamer, D. H. & Chen, L. H. (2023). Healthcare seeking during travel: an analysis by the GeoSentinel surveillance network of travel medicine providers. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 30.
More on PubMed 

See also

Card image

See profile
Card image

See profile
Card image

See profile
Card image

See profile
Card image

See profile
Card image

See profile