Kamran Khan




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 a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Dalla Lana School Of Public Health at the University of Toronto. His research interests focus on the globalization of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. He is also the founder of a social enterprise called BlueDot that develops innovative digital solutions to help governments, the private sector, and healthcare organizations build resilience to current and future global epidemic threats.

Recent Publications

  1. Au, NH, Thomas-Bachli, A, Forsyth, J, Demarsh, PA, Huber, C, Bogoch, II et al.. Identifying importation points of the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant into the United States and potential locations of early domestic spread and impact. J Travel Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taac021. PubMed PMID:35234894 .
  2. O'Toole, Á, Hill, V, Pybus, OG, Watts, A, Bogoch, II, Khan, K et al.. Tracking the international spread of SARS-CoV-2 lineages B.1.1.7 and B.1.351/501Y-V2 with grinch. Wellcome Open Res. 2021;6 :121. doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16661.2. PubMed PMID:34095513 PubMed Central PMC8176267.2.
  3. Dudas, G, Hong, SL, Potter, BI, Calvignac-Spencer, S, Niatou-Singa, FS, Tombolomako, TB et al.. Emergence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.620 with variant of concern-like mutations and deletions. Nat Commun. 2021;12 (1):5769. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26055-8. PubMed PMID:34599175 PubMed Central PMC8486757.
  4. Zeller, M, Gangavarapu, K, Anderson, C, Smither, AR, Vanchiere, JA, Rose, R et al.. Emergence of an early SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in the United States. Cell. 2021;184 (19):4939-4952.e15. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.07.030. PubMed PMID:34508652 PubMed Central PMC8313480.
  5. Zeller, M, Gangavarapu, K, Anderson, C, Smither, AR, Vanchiere, JA, Rose, R et al.. Emergence of an early SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in the United States. medRxiv. 2021; :. doi: 10.1101/2021.02.05.21251235. PubMed PMID:33564781 PubMed Central PMC7872376.
  6. Poterek, ML, Kraemer, MUG, Watts, A, Khan, K, Perkins, TA. Air Passenger Travel and International Surveillance Data Predict Spatiotemporal Variation in Measles Importations to the United States. Pathogens. 2021;10 (2):. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10020155. PubMed PMID:33546131 PubMed Central PMC7913265.
  7. Huber, C, Watts, A, Grills, A, Yong, JHE, Morrison, S, Bowden, S et al.. Modelling airport catchment areas to anticipate the spread of infectious diseases across land and air travel. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2021;36 :100380. doi: 10.1016/j.sste.2020.100380. PubMed PMID:33509428 .
  8. Menkir, TF, Chin, T, Hay, JA, Surface, ED, De Salazar, PM, Buckee, CO et al.. Estimating internationally imported cases during the early COVID-19 pandemic. Nat Commun. 2021;12 (1):311. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20219-8. PubMed PMID:33436574 PubMed Central PMC7804934.
  9. du Plessis, L, McCrone, JT, Zarebski, AE, Hill, V, Ruis, C, Gutierrez, B et al.. Establishment and lineage dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in the UK. Science. 2021;371 (6530):708-712. doi: 10.1126/science.abf2946. PubMed PMID:33419936 PubMed Central PMC7877493.
  10. Gardner, L, Dong, E, Khan, K, Sarkar, S. Persistence of US measles risk due to vaccine hesitancy and outbreaks abroad. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20 (10):1114-1115. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30522-3. PubMed PMID:32738934 PubMed Central PMC7392555.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Dalla Lana School Of Public Health, University of Toronto