Nandini Dendukuri

Nandini Dendukuri, PhD

Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, McGill University
Director, Technology Assessment Unit of the MUHC
Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
5252 boul. de Maisonneuve Bureau 3F.50
Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3S5

Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext: 36916
Fax: (514) 843-1493 

nandini.dendukuri [at]



Nandini Dendukuri is a Biostatistician with a particular interest in developing Bayesian statistical methods for evaluation of diagnostic tests in the absence of a perfect reference standard. Applications of such problems arise in the areas of childhood tuberculosis, latent tuberculosis and extrapulmonary tuberculosis. She also has an interest in methods for meta-analysis and has published numerous evaluations of TB diagnostic tests.


Bayesian methods, imperfect diagnostic tests, latent class analysis, meta-analysis, health technology assessment

Selected Publications

Dendukuri N, Joseph L.
Bayesian approaches to modeling the conditional dependence between multiple diagnostic tests
​Biometrics. 2001 Mar;57(1):158-67.

Steingart KR, Sohn H, Schiller I, Kloda LA, Boehme CC, Pai M, Dendukuri N. 
Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jan 31;(1):CD009593. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009593.pub2. Review. Update in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;(1):CD009593.

Denkinger CM, Schumacher SG, Boehme CC, Dendukuri N, Pai M, Steingart KR.
Xpert MTB/RIF assay for the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Eur Respir J. 2014 Aug;44(2):435-46

Tagmouti S, Slater M, Benedetti A, Kik SV, Banaei N, Cattamanchi A, Metcalfe J, Dowdy D, van Zyl Smit R, Dendukuri N, Pai M, Denkinger C.
Reproducibility of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) release Assays. A systematic review.
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Oct;11(8):1267-76. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201405-188OC.

Detjen AK, DiNardo AR, Leyden J, Steingart KR, Menzies D, Schiller I, Dendukuri N, Mandalakas AM.
Xpert MTB/RIF assay for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Jun;3(6):451-61.

Schumacher SG, van Smeden M, Dendukuri N, Joseph L, Nicol MP, Pai M, Zar HJ. 
Diagnostic Test Accuracy in Childhood Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Bayesian Latent Class Analysis.
​Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Nov 1;184(9):690-700. Epub 2016 Oct 13.