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. 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.
  2. Bogoch, II, Maxim, T, Acosta, H, Bhatia, D, Chen, S, Huber, C et al.. Potential plague exportation from Madagascar via international air travel. Lancet Infect Dis. 2018;18 (3):247-248. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30077-X. PubMed PMID:29485085 .
  3. Kraemer, MUG, Brady, OJ, Watts, A, German, M, Hay, SI, Khan, K et al.. Zika virus transmission in Angola and the potential for further spread to other African settings. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2017;111 (11):527-529. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/try001. PubMed PMID:29394415 PubMed Central PMC5914323.
  4. Savage, RD, Rosella, LC, Crowcroft, NS, Arneja, J, de Villa, E, Horn, M et al.. How Can We Keep Immigrant Travelers Healthy? Health Challenges Experienced by Canadian South Asian Travelers Visiting Friends and Relatives. Qual Health Res. 2018;28 (4):610-623. doi: 10.1177/1049732317746381. PubMed PMID:29239271 .
  5. Faria, NR, da Costa, AC, Lourenço, J, Loureiro, P, Lopes, ME, Ribeiro, R et al.. Genomic and epidemiological characterisation of a dengue virus outbreak among blood donors in Brazil. Sci Rep. 2017;7 (1):15216. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15152-8. PubMed PMID:29123142 PubMed Central PMC5680240.
  6. Pigott, DM, Deshpande, A, Letourneau, I, Morozoff, C, Reiner, RC Jr, Kraemer, MUG et al.. Local, national, and regional viral haemorrhagic fever pandemic potential in Africa: a multistage analysis. Lancet. 2017;390 (10113):2662-2672. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32092-5. PubMed PMID:29031848 PubMed Central PMC5735217.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Kraemer, MUG, 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.
  10. 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.
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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