Kamran Khan


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Kamran Khan is an infectious disease physician with training in public health and preventive medicine based at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Dalla Lana School Of Public Health and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation. His research interests focus on human migration, international travel and the impacts of globalization on newly emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. He is also the founder of a social enterprise called BlueDot that develops innovative web and mobile technologies to facilitate smart and timely decisions by individuals and health organizations.

Recent Publications

  1. Zhang, EX, Chavatte, JM, Yi, CSX, Tow, C, Ying, WJ, Khan, K et al.. Assessment of the risk posed to Singapore by the emergence of artemisinin-resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Western Pac Surveill Response J. ;10 (2):6-13. doi: 10.5365/wpsar.2018.9.2.011. PubMed PMID:31720049 PubMed Central PMC6831961.
  2. Tuite, AR, Watts, AG, Khan, K, Bogoch, II. Countries at risk of importation of chikungunya virus cases from Southern Thailand: A modeling study. Infect Dis Model. 2019;4 :251-256. doi: 10.1016/j.idm.2019.09.001. PubMed PMID:31667444 PubMed Central PMC6812318.
  3. Hill, SC, Vasconcelos, J, Neto, Z, Jandondo, D, Zé-Zé, L, Aguiar, RS et al.. Emergence of the Asian lineage of Zika virus in Angola: an outbreak investigation. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019;19 (10):1138-1147. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30293-2. PubMed PMID:31559967 .
  4. Grubaugh, ND, Saraf, S, Gangavarapu, K, Watts, A, Tan, AL, Oidtman, RJ et al.. Travel Surveillance and Genomics Uncover a Hidden Zika Outbreak during the Waning Epidemic. Cell. 2019;178 (5):1057-1071.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.07.018. PubMed PMID:31442400 PubMed Central PMC6716374.
  5. Tuite, AR, Watts, AG, Khan, K, Bogoch, II. Ebola virus outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the potential for further transmission through commercial air travel. J Travel Med. 2019;26 (7):. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz063. PubMed PMID:31414699 .
  6. Shetty, S, Murmann, M, Tuite, AR, Watts, AG, Bogoch, I, Khan, K et al.. Measles and the 2019 Hajj: risk of international transmission. J Travel Med. 2019;26 (6):. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz058. PubMed PMID:31407794 .
  7. Kain, D, Findlater, A, Lightfoot, D, Maxim, T, Kraemer, MUG, Brady, OJ et al.. Factors Affecting Pre-Travel Health Seeking Behaviour and Adherence to Pre-Travel Health Advice: A Systematic Review. J Travel Med. 2019;26 (6):. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz059. PubMed PMID:31407776 .
  8. Feldman, J, Thomas-Bachli, A, Forsyth, J, Patel, ZH, Khan, K. Development of a global infectious disease activity database using natural language processing, machine learning, and human expertise. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019;26 (11):1355-1359. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz112. PubMed PMID:31361300 .
  9. Findlater, A, Moineddin, R, Kain, D, Yang, J, Wang, X, Lai, S et al.. The use of air travel data for predicting dengue importation to China: A modelling study. Travel Med Infect Dis. ;31 :101446. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2019.07.002. PubMed PMID:31284067 .
  10. Batt, J, Khan, K. Responsible use of rifampin for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection. CMAJ. 2019;191 (25):E678-E679. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.190081. PubMed PMID:31235488 PubMed Central PMC6592804.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Dalla Lana School Of Public Health, University of Toronto