Sally yaacoub

Sally Yaacoub, BS Pharm, MPH, PhD

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the METHODS team of CRESS UMR 1153. After obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Master of Public Health, I completed my PhD in Public Health-Epidemiology.

My current scientific work focuses on meta-research, i.e., research on research. I have several research interests including: research methodology, and development and methodology of clinical practice guidelines.

Orcid number : 0000-0003-0819-1561

Research interests

  • Research methodology

  • Development and methodology of clinical practice guidelines

  • Operational research in humanitarian settings

  • Epidemiology of antibiotic use

Best publications

  • Chu, D. K., Akl, E. A., Duda, S., Solo, K., Yaacoub, S., Schünemann, H. J., & COVID-19 Systematic Urgent Review Group Effort (SURGE) study authors (2020). Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet (London, England), 395(10242), 1973–1987.

  • Fraenkel, L., Bathon, J. M., England, B. R., St Clair, E. W., Arayssi, T., Carandang, K., Deane, K. D., Genovese, M., Huston, K. K., Kerr, G., Kremer, J., Nakamura, M. C., Russell, L. A., Singh, J. A., Smith, B. J., Sparks, J. A., Venkatachalam, S., Weinblatt, M. E., Al-Gibbawi, M., Baker, J. F., … Yaacoub, S., Akl, E. A. (2021). 2021 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis care & research, 73(7), 924–939.

  • Akl, E. A., Blažić, I., Yaacoub, S., Frija, G., Chou, R., Appiah, J. A., Fatehi, M., Flor, N., Hitti, E., Jafri, H., Jin, Z. Y., Kauczor, H. U., Kawooya, M., Kazerooni, E. A., Ko, J. P., Mahfouz, R., Muglia, V., Nyabanda, R., Sanchez, M., Shete, P. B., … Perez, M. (2021). Use of Chest Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of COVID-19: A WHO Rapid Advice Guide. Radiology, 298(2), E63–E69.

  • Yaacoub, S., Truppa, C., Pedersen, T.I. et al. Antibiotic resistance among bacteria isolated from war-wounded patients at the Weapon Traumatology Training Center of the International Committee of the Red Cross from 2016 to 2019: a secondary analysis of WHONET surveillance data. BMC Infect Dis 22, 257 (2022).