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. 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; :. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz063. PubMed PMID:31414699 .
  2. 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; :. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz058. PubMed PMID:31407794 .
  3. 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; :. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz059. PubMed PMID:31407776 .
  4. 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; :. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz112. PubMed PMID:31361300 .
  5. 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. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2019.07.002. PubMed PMID:31284067 .
  6. 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.
  7. Sarkar, S, Zlojutro, A, Khan, K, Gardner, L. Measles resurgence in the USA: how international travel compounds vaccine resistance. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019;19 (7):684-686. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30231-2. PubMed PMID:31079949 .
  8. Nasserie, T, Brent, SE, Tuite, AR, Moineddin, R, Yong, JHE, Miniota, J et al.. Association between air travel and importation of chikungunya into the United States. J Travel Med. 2019; :. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taz028. PubMed PMID:31011752 .
  9. Tuite, AR, Watts, AG, Kraemer, MUG, Khan, K, Bogoch, II. Potential for Seasonal Lassa Fever Case Exportation from Nigeria. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2019;100 (3):647-651. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0753. PubMed PMID:30693858 PubMed Central PMC6402922.
  10. Watts, AG, Huber, C, Bogoch, II, Brady, OJ, Kraemer, MUG, Khan, K et al.. Potential Zika virus spread within and beyond India. J Travel Med. 2018;25 (1):. doi: 10.1093/jtm/tay132. PubMed PMID:30476232 .
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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