Head of Dengue Research Group, Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam
• Speaker, Emerging Infectious Disease Symposium, 18 Sep 2021
Dr Sophie Yacoub is the head of the Dengue Research Group at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU-Vietnam), part of the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford. She is a physician in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine and holds an honorary Consultant appointment at the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK. She has a PhD from Imperial College London and an MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Yacoub is currently leading a large translational programme of dengue research at OUCRU in Vietnam, focusing on pathogenesis studies, precision medicine clinical trials and innovative technology centred on wearable devices, physiological monitoring and utilising AI for clinical decision support systems. The overall aim of the group is to improve the management and clinical outcomes of patients with dengue on a national and global level.