Kamran Khan


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


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. Watts, AG, Miniota, J, Joseph, HA, Brady, OJ, Kraemer, MUG, Grills, AW et al.. Elevation as a proxy for mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in the Americas. PLoS ONE. 2017;12 (5):e0178211. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178211. PubMed PMID:28542540 PubMed Central PMC5443570.
  2. Grubaugh, ND, Ladner, JT, Kraemer, MUG, Dudas, G, Tan, AL, Gangavarapu, K et al.. Genomic epidemiology reveals multiple introductions of Zika virus into the United States. Nature. 2017;546 (7658):401-405. doi: 10.1038/nature22400. PubMed PMID:28538723 PubMed Central PMC5536180.
  3. Massad, E, Tan, SH, Khan, K, Wilder-Smith, A. Estimated Zika virus importations to Europe by travellers from Brazil. Glob Health Action. 2016;9 (1):31669. doi: 10.3402/gha.v9.31669. PubMed PMID:28156871 .
  4. Kraemer, MU, Faria, NR, Reiner, RC Jr, Golding, N, Nikolay, B, Stasse, S et al.. Spread of yellow fever virus outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2015-16: a modelling study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017;17 (3):330-338. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30513-8. PubMed PMID:28017559 PubMed Central PMC5332542.
  5. Bogoch, II, Brady, OJ, Kraemer, MUG, German, M, Creatore, MI, Brent, S et al.. Potential for Zika virus introduction and transmission in resource-limited countries in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region: a modelling study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016;16 (11):1237-1245. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30270-5. PubMed PMID:27593584 PubMed Central PMC5086423.
  6. Zhang, EX, Oh, OS, See, W, Raj, P, James, L, Khan, K et al.. Assessment of the risk posed to Singapore by the 2015 Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak in the Republic of Korea. Western Pac Surveill Response J. ;7 (2):17-25. doi: 10.5365/WPSAR.2015.6.4.008. PubMed PMID:27508087 PubMed Central PMC4957609.
  7. Rocklöv, J, Quam, MB, Sudre, B, German, M, Kraemer, MU, Brady, O et al.. Assessing Seasonal Risks for the Introduction and Mosquito-borne Spread of Zika Virus in Europe. EBioMedicine. 2016;9 :250-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.06.009. PubMed PMID:27344225 PubMed Central PMC4972550.
  8. Savage, RD, Rosella, LC, Brown, KA, Khan, K, Crowcroft, NS. Underreporting of hepatitis A in non-endemic countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect. Dis. 2016;16 :281. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1636-6. PubMed PMID:27297559 PubMed Central PMC4906888.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 PubMed Central PMC4889326.
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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