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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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  1. Piyaphane, 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). Health care seeking during travel: an analysis by the GeoSentinel surveillance network of travel medicine providers. Journal of travel medicine.
  2. Díaz-Menéndez, M., Angelo, K. M., Miguel Buckley, R., Bottieau, E., Huits, R., Grobusch, M. P., Gobbi, F. G., Asgeirsson, H., Duvignaud, A., Norman, F. F., Javelle, E., Epelboin, L., Rothe, C., Chappuis, F., Martinez, G. E., Popescu, C., Camprubí-Ferrer, D., Molina, I., Odolini, S., Barkati, S., Kuhn, S., Vaughan, S., McCarthy, A., Lago, M., Libman, M. D. & Hamer, D. H. (2022). Dengue outbreak among travellers returning from Cuba-GeoSentinel surveillance network, January-September 2022. Journal of travel medicine.
  3. Harrison, L. B., Bergeron, G., Cadieux, G., Charest, H., Fafard, J., Levade, I., Blais, A. C., Huchet, E., Trottier, B., Vlad, D., Szabo, J., Thomas, R., Poulin, S., Greenaway, C., Zaharatos, G. J., Oughton, M., Chakravarti, A., Pilarski, R., Bui-Nguyen, A., Benomar, K., Libman, M. D., Vinh, D. C., Duggan, A. T., Graham, M., Klein, M. B. & Barkati, S. (2023). Monkeypox in Montréal: Epidemiology, Phylogenomics, and Public Health Response to a Large North American Outbreak. Annals of internal medicine, vol. 176, p. 67-76.
  4. Charland, N., Gobeil, P., Pillet, S., Boulay, I., Séguin, A., Makarkov, A., Heizer, G., Bhutada, K., Mahmood, A., Trépanier, S., Hager, K., Jiang-Wright, J., Atkins, J., Saxena, P., Cheng, M. P., Vinh, D. C., Boutet, P., Roman, F., Van Der Most, R., Ceregido, M. A., Dionne, M., Tellier, G., Gauthier, J.-S., Essink, B., Libman, M., Haffizulla, J., Fréchette, A., D'Aoust, M.-A., Landry, N. & Ward, B. J. (2022). Safety and immunogenicity of an AS03-adjuvanted plant-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in Adults with and without Comorbidities. NPJ vaccines, vol. 7, p. 142.
  5. Angelo, K. M., Smith, T., Camprubí-Ferrer, D., Balerdi-Sarasola, L., Díaz Menéndez, M., Servera-Negre, G., Barkati, S., Duvignaud, A., Huber, K. L. B., Chakravarti, A., Bottieau, E., Greenaway, C., Grobusch, M. P., Mendes Pedro, D., Asgeirsson, H., Popescu, C. P., Martin, C., Licitra, C., de Frey, A., Schwartz, E., Beadsworth, M., Lloveras, S., Larsen, C. S., Guagliardo, S. A. J., Whitehill, F., Huits, R., Hamer, D. H., Kozarsky, P., Libman, M. & GeoSentinel Network Collaborators (2022). Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients with monkeypox in the GeoSentinel Network: a cross-sectional study. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, vol. 23, p. 196-206.
  6. Caya, C., Maheu-Giroux, M., Xia, Y., Serhir, B., Morin, V., Libman, M., Corsini, R., Goldfarb, D. M., Wong, T., Singh, A. E. & Yansouni, C. P. (2022). Stopping syphilis transmission in Arctic communities through rapid diagnostic testing: The STAR study protocol. PloS one, vol. 17, p. e0273713.
  7. Barkati, S., Naeem, F., Hales, L., Quan, C. & Libman, M. (2022). Strongyloides stercoralis prevalence in solid-organ and haematopoietic stem cell transplant candidates and recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ open, vol. 12, p. e057649.
  8. Posen, H. J., Wong, W., Farrar, D. S., Campigotto, A., Chan, T., Barker, K. R., Hagmann, S. H. F., Ryan, E. T., LaRocque, R. C., Earl, A. M., Worby, C. J., Castelli, F., Pérez, V. F., Britton, P. N., Libman, M., Hamer, D. H. & Morris, S. K. (2023). Travel associated extensively drug resistant typhoid fever: a case series to inform management in non-endemic regions. Journal of travel medicine, vol. 30.
  9. De l'Étoile-Morel, S., Naeem, F., Alghounaim, M., Semret, M., Yansouni, C. P., Libman, M. D. & Barkati, S. (2022). Evaluation of Strongyloides Awareness and Knowledge among Canadian Physicians Caring for Patients At Risk for Severe Strongyloidiasis: A National Cross-sectional Survey. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, vol. 107, p. 359-66.
  10. Lemieux, A., Lagacé, F., Billick, K., Ndao, M., Yansouni, C. P., Semret, M., Libman, M. D. & Barkati, S. (2022). Cutaneous leishmaniasis in travellers and migrants: a 10-year case series in a Canadian reference centre for tropical diseases. CMAJ open, vol. 10, p. E546-E553.
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