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. Sarkar, S, Zlojutro, A, Khan, K, Gardner, L. Measles resurgence in the USA: how international travel compounds vaccine resistance. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30231-2. PubMed PMID:31079949 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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 .
  5. Lai, S, Johansson, MA, Yin, W, Wardrop, NA, van Panhuis, WG, Wesolowski, A et al.. Seasonal and interannual risks of dengue introduction from South-East Asia into China, 2005-2015. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018;12 (11):e0006743. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006743. PubMed PMID:30412575 PubMed Central PMC6248995.
  6. Savage, RD, Rosella, LC, Crowcroft, NS, Horn, M, Khan, K, Varia, M et al.. Accuracy of health administrative data to identify cases of reportable travel or migration-related infectious diseases in Ontario, Canada. PLoS ONE. 2018;13 (11):e0207030. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207030. PubMed PMID:30403758 PubMed Central PMC6221317.
  7. O'Reilly, KM, Lowe, R, Edmunds, WJ, Mayaud, P, Kucharski, A, Eggo, RM et al.. Projecting the end of the Zika virus epidemic in Latin America: a modelling analysis. BMC Med. 2018;16 (1):180. doi: 10.1186/s12916-018-1158-8. PubMed PMID:30285863 PubMed Central PMC6169075.
  8. Tuite, AR, Thomas-Bachli, A, Acosta, H, Bhatia, D, Huber, C, Petrasek, K et al.. Infectious disease implications of large-scale migration of Venezuelan nationals. J Travel Med. 2018;25 (1):. doi: 10.1093/jtm/tay077. PubMed PMID:30192972 PubMed Central PMC6142906.
  9. Brent, SE, Watts, A, Cetron, M, German, M, Kraemer, MU, Bogoch, II et al.. International travel between global urban centres vulnerable to yellow fever transmission. Bull. World Health Organ. 2018;96 (5):343-354B. doi: 10.2471/BLT.17.205658. PubMed PMID:29875519 PubMed Central PMC5985425.
  10. Massad, E, Amaku, M, Coutinho, FAB, Struchiner, CJ, Burattini, MN, Khan, K et al.. Estimating the probability of dengue virus introduction and secondary autochthonous cases in Europe. Sci Rep. 2018;8 (1):4629. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-22590-5. PubMed PMID:29545610 PubMed Central PMC5854675.
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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