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Michael Libman (MD)

Clinical Research Unit
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

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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.

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Latest Publications

  1. Balogun, O., Brown, A., Angelo DO, K. M., Hochberg, N. S., Barnett, E. D., Nicolini, L. A., Asgeirsson, H., Grobusch, M. P., Leder, K., Salvador, F., Chen, L., Odolini, S., Díaz-Menéndez, M., Gobbi, F., Connor, B. A., Libman, M. & Hamer, D. H. (2022). Acute hepatitis a in international Travelers: A GeoSentinel analysis, 2008-2020. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 29.
  2. 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.
  3. Barkati, S., Greenaway, C. & Libman, M. D. (2022). Strongyloidiasis in immunocompromised migrants to non-endemic countries in the era of COVID-19: What is the role for presumptive ivermectin?. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 29.
  4. Bourque, D. L., Neumayr, A., Libman, M. & Chen, L. H. (2022). Treatment strategies for Nitroimidazole-refractory giardiasis: A systematic review. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 29.
  5. Semret, M., Abebe, W., Kong, L. Y., Alemayehu, T., Beyene, T., Libman, M. D., Amogne, W., Johannsen, Ø. H., Gebretekle, G. B., Seifu, D. & Yansouni, C. P. (2020). Prolonged empirical antibiotic therapy is correlated with bloodstream infections and increased mortality in a tertiary care hospital in Ethiopia: bacteriology testing matters. JAC-antimicrobial resistance, vol. 2, p. dlaa039.
  6. Barkati, S. & Libman, M. D. (2021). Cutaneous leishmaniasis and the vicious cycle of neglect. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 28.
  7. Naeem, F., Nathan, K., Chivinski, J., Ekmekjian, T., Libman, M. & Barkati, S. (2021). Intravenous liposomal amphotericin B efficacy and safety for cutaneous and mucosal leishmaniasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ open, vol. 11, p. e045707.
  8. Hamer, D. H., Rizwan, A., Freedman, D. O., Kozarsky, P. & Libman, M. (2020). GeoSentinel: past, present and future†. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 27.
  9. Ward, B. J., Makarkov, A., Séguin, A., Pillet, S., Trépanier, S., Dhaliwall, J., Libman, M. D., Vesikari, T. & Landry, N. (2020). Efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety of a plant-derived, quadrivalent, virus-like particle influenza vaccine in adults (18-64 years) and older adults (≥65 years): two multicentre, randomised phase 3 trials. Lancet (London, England), vol. 396, p. 1491-1503.
  10. Hagmann, S. H. F., Angelo, K. M., Huits, R., Plewes, K., Eperon, G., Grobusch, M. P., McCarthy, A., Libman, M., Caumes, E., Leung, D. T., Asgeirsson, H., Jensenius, M., Schwartz, E., Sánchez-Montalvá, A., Kelly, P., Pandey, P., Leder, K., Bourque, D. L., Yoshimura, Y., Mockenhaupt, F. P., van Genderen, P. J. J., Odolini, S., Schlagenhauf, P., Connor, B. A. & Hamer, D. H. (2020). Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of International Travelers with Enteric Fever and Antibiotic Resistance Profiles of Their Isolates: a GeoSentinel Analysis. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, vol. 64.
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