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Dr. Cédric Yansouni

Centre for Translational Biology
Department of Medicine (McGill)

Research Profile

 Fundamental: 20%
 Clinical: 40%
 Epidemiology: 40%
 Evaluation: 0%
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 E03.5367 (modules C, D)


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.

Team Members

Name Position
Caya, Chelsea Research Coordinator
Corsini, Rachel Research Assistant

Latest Publications

  1. Mukendi, D., Kalo, J.-L., Lutumba, P., Barbé, B., Jacobs, J., Yansouni, C. P., Gabriël, S., Dorny, P., Chappuis, F., Boelaert, M., Winkler, A. S., Verdonck, K. & Bottieau, E. (2021). High frequency of Taenia solium antigen positivity in patients admitted for neurological disorders in the Rural Hospital of Mosango, Democratic Republic of Congo. BMC infectious diseases, vol. 21, p. 359.
  2. Papenburg, J., Yansouni, C. P., Caya, C. & Cheng, M. P. (2021). Serodiagnostics for SARS-CoV-2. Annals of internal medicine, vol. 174, p. 287-288.
  3. Butler-Laporte, G., Yansouni, C. P., Paquette, K., Lawandi, A., Stabler, S. N., 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., Lee, T. C., Stenstrom, R., Sweet, D. & Cheng, M. P. (2020). Real-world Time to Positivity of 2 Widely Used Commercial Blood Culture Systems in Patients With Severe Manifestations of Sepsis: An Analysis of the FABLED Study. Open forum infectious diseases, vol. 7, p. ofaa371.
  4. Yansouni, C. P., Seifu, D., Libman, M., Alemayehu, T., Gizaw, S., Johansen, Ø. H., Abebe, W., Amogne, W. & Semret, M. (2020). A Feasible Laboratory-Strengthening Intervention Yielding a Sustainable Clinical Bacteriology Sector to Support Antimicrobial Stewardship in a Large Referral Hospital in Ethiopia. Frontiers in public health, vol. 8, p. 258.
  5. Cheng, M. P., Yansouni, C. P., Basta, N. E., Desjardins, M., Kanjilal, S., Paquette, K., Caya, C., Semret, M., Quach, C., Libman, M., Mazzola, L., Sacks, J. A., Dittrich, S. & Papenburg, J. (2020). Serodiagnostics for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus 2 : A Narrative Review. Annals of internal medicine, vol. 173, p. 450-460.
  6. Gebretekle, G. B., Haile Mariam, D., Abebe Taye, W., Mulu Fentie, A., Amogne Degu, W., Alemayehu, T., Beyene, T., Libman, M., Gedif Fenta, T., Yansouni, C. P. & Semret, M. (2020). Half of Prescribed Antibiotics Are Not Needed: A Pharmacist-Led Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention and Clinical Outcomes in a Referral Hospital in Ethiopia. Frontiers in public health, vol. 8, p. 109.
  7. Cheng, M. P., Papenburg, J., Desjardins, M., Kanjilal, S., Quach, C., Libman, M., Dittrich, S. & Yansouni, C. P. (2020). Diagnostic Testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus 2: A Narrative Review. Annals of internal medicine, vol. 172, p. 726-734.
  8. Cheng, M. P., Stenstrom, R., Paquette, K., Yansouni, C. & Sweet, D. (2020). Blood Culture Results Before and After Antimicrobial Administration. Annals of internal medicine, vol. 172, p. 440-441.
  9. Lawandi, A., Yansouni, C. P., Libman, M., Rubin, E., Emil, S., Bernard, C., Ndao, M. & Barkati, S. (2019). A 9-Year-Old Female With a Cough and Cavitary Lung Lesion. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 69, p. 705-708.
  10. Alghounaim, M., Caya, C., Cho, M., Beltempo, M., Yansouni, C. P., Dendukuri, N. & Papenburg, J. (2020). Impact of decreasing cerebrospinal fluid enterovirus PCR turnaround time on costs and management of children with suspected enterovirus meningitis. European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 39, p. 945-954.
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