Kamran Khan


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Email: KhanK@smh.ca
Tel: 416-864-6060
Twitter: @BlueDot


Dr. 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 with the Division of Infectious Diseases 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. Massad, E, Tan, SH, Khan, K, Wilder-Smith, A. Estimated Zika virus importations to Europe by travellers from Brazil. Glob Health Action. 2016;9 :31669. . PubMed PMID:27193266 PubMed Central PMC4871896.
  2. Messina, JP, Kraemer, MU, Brady, OJ, Pigott, DM, Shearer, FM, Weiss, DJ et al.. Mapping global environmental suitability for Zika virus. Elife. 2016;5 :. doi: 10.7554/eLife.15272. PubMed PMID:27090089 .
  3. Faria, NR, Azevedo, Rdo S, Kraemer, MU, Souza, R, Cunha, MS, Hill, SC et al.. Zika virus in the Americas: Early epidemiological and genetic findings. Science. 2016;352 (6283):345-9. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf5036. PubMed PMID:27013429 .
  4. Bogoch, II, Brady, OJ, Kraemer, MU, German, M, Creatore, MI, Kulkarni, MA et al.. Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil. Lancet. 2016;387 (10016):335-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00080-5. PubMed PMID:26777915 PubMed Central PMC4873159.
  5. Collinson, S, Khan, K, Heffernan, JM. The Effects of Media Reports on Disease Spread and Important Public Health Measurements. PLoS ONE. 2015;10 (11):e0141423. Epub 2015/11/3. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141423. PubMed PMID:26528909 PubMed Central PMC4631512.
  6. Khan, K, Hirji, MM, Miniota, J, Hu, W, Wang, J, Gardam, M et al.. Domestic impact of tuberculosis screening among new immigrants to Ontario, Canada. CMAJ. 2015;187 (16):E473-81. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150011. PubMed PMID:26416993 PubMed Central PMC4627893.
  7. Wilson, SE, Khan, K, Gilca, V, Miniota, J, Deeks, SL, Lim, G et al.. Global travel patterns and risk of measles in Ontario and Quebec, Canada: 2007-2011. BMC Infect. Dis. 2015;15 :341. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-1039-0. PubMed PMID:26282392 PubMed Central PMC4539886.
  8. MacFadden, DR, Bogoch, II, Brownstein, JS, Daneman, N, Fisman, D, German, M et al.. A passage from India: Association between air traffic and reported cases of New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 from 2007 to 2012. Travel Med Infect Dis. ;13 (4):295-9. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2015.06.003. PubMed PMID:26143595 .
  9. Wilder-Smith, A, Leong, WY, Lopez, LF, Amaku, M, Quam, M, Khan, K et al.. Potential for international spread of wild poliovirus via travelers. BMC Med. 2015;13 :133. doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0363-y. PubMed PMID:26044336 PubMed Central PMC4470344.
  10. Bogoch, II, Khan, K, Abrams, H, Nott, C, Leung, E, Fleckenstein, L et al.. Failure of ivermectin per rectum to achieve clinically meaningful serum levels in two cases of Strongyloides hyperinfection. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2015;93 (1):94-6. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0077. PubMed PMID:25918215 PubMed Central PMC4497912.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Scientist, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • 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