Lab Information

Nitika Pai (MD/PhD)

Scientist
Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 0%
 Clinical: 20%
 Epidemiology: 80%
 Evaluation: 0%
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Keywords

HIV • rapid point-of-care tests • screening strategies • innovative applications • mhealth • global health • womens health

Research Interests

My research focuses on developing screening strategies for marginalized populations with point-of-care tests to improve screening and diagnosis, in order to make a public health impact. My current work involves rapid point-of-care tests for HIV and related co-infections (hepatitis C, hepatitis B, syphilis) and the development of innovations that improve uptake of self-testing for HIV, multiplex screening for HIV related co-infections for affected populations, and early screening for pregnant women in resource-limited settings.


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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. McGuire, M., de Waal, A., Karellis, A., Janssen, R., Engel, N., Sampath, R., Carmona, S., Zwerling, A. A., Suarez, M. F. & Pai, N. P. (2021). HIV self-testing with digital supports as the new paradigm: A systematic review of global evidence (2010-2021). EClinicalMedicine, vol. 39, p. 101059.
  3. Kuppalli, K., Gala, P., Cherabuddi, K., Kalantri, S. P., Mohanan, M., Mukherjee, B., Pinto, L., Prakash, M., Pramesh, C. S., Rathi, S., Pai, N. P., Yamey, G. & Pai, M. (2021). India's COVID-19 crisis: a call for international action. Lancet (London, England), vol. 397, p. 2132-2135.
  4. Pai, N. P. & Thomas, R. (2020). Time for HIV self-testing in Canada: a vision and an action plan. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne, vol. 192, p. E1367-E1368.
  5. Kpokiri, E. E., Marley, G., Tang, W., Fongwen, N., Wu, D., Berendes, S., Ambil, B., Loveday, S.-J., Sampath, R., Walker, J. S., Matovu, J. K. B., Boehme, C., Pai, N. P. & Tucker, J. D. (2020). Diagnostic Infectious Diseases Testing Outside Clinics: A Global Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Open forum infectious diseases, vol. 7, p. ofaa360.
  6. Pai, N. P., Karellis, A., Kim, J. & Peter, T. (2020). Modern diagnostic technologies for HIV. The lancet. HIV, vol. 7, p. e574-e581.
  7. Janssen, R., Engel, N., Esmail, A., Oelofse, S., Krumeich, A., Dheda, K. & Pai, N. P. (2020). Alone But Supported: A Qualitative Study of an HIV Self-testing App in an Observational Cohort Study in South Africa. AIDS and behavior, vol. 24, p. 467-474.
  8. Daher, J., Vijh, R., Linthwaite, B., Dave, S., Kim, J., Dheda, K., Peter, T. & Pai, N. P. (2017). Do digital innovations for HIV and sexually transmitted infections work? Results from a systematic review (1996-2017). BMJ open, vol. 7, p. e017604.
  9. Gaydos, C. A., Klausner, J. D., Pai, N. P., Kelly, H., Coltart, C. & Peeling, R. W. (2017). Rapid and point-of-care tests for the diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis in women and men. Sexually transmitted infections, vol. 93, p. S31-S35.
  10. Pai, N. P., Smallwood, M., Gulati, D., Lapczak, N., Musten, A., Gaydos, C., Johnston, C., Steben, M., Wong, T., Engel, N. & Kim, J. (2018). What do Key Stakeholders Think About HIV Self-Testing in Canada? Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey. AIDS and behavior, vol. 22, p. 606-615.
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