Sophie Yacoub | Dengue Research Group Head

Associate Professor Sophie Yacoub

Head of Dengue Group

Assoc. Prof. Sophie Yacoub, BM, MRCP, PhD, MSc, DTM&H is currently leading a large translational programme of dengue research, focusing on pathogenesis studies, precision medicine clinical trials and innovative technology centred on wearable devices, physiological monitoring and utilizing AI for medical imaging and clinical decision support systems.

In addition, Sophie is a Wellcome Clinical Career Development Fellow and a Physician in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine and holds an honorary consultant appointment at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK.

She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians in London. Her work has been supported by grants from Wellcome, NMRC Singapore, WHO, the British Heart Foundation and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine.

Under hear leadership, dengue group is also investigating the impact of climate change and global heating on dengue and other climate-sensitive diseases in Southeast Asia through the integration of novel digital technologies, remote patient monitors, mHealth initiatives and AI methodologies. The overall aim of the group is to improve dengue clinical outcomes in Viet Nam and globally.



Imperial College London, UK


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK


Angela McBride, Nguyen Lam Vuong, Nguyen Van Hao, Nguyen Quang Huy, Ho Quang Chanh, Nguyen Thi Xuan Chau, Nguyen Minh Nguyet, Damien K Ming, Nguyen Thanh Ngoc Phung Tran Huy Nhat, Nguyen Thanh Phong, Luong Thi Hue Tai, Phan Vinh Tho, Dinh The Trung, Dong Thi Hoai Tam, Huynh Trung Trieu, Ronald Bertus Geskus, Martin J Llewelyn, C Louise Thwaites, Sophie Yacoub
BMC Infect Dis
September 3, 2022
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-022-07705-8
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