Keenan Research Centre
Kamran M. Khan
MD, University of Toronto; MPH, Columbia University
Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael's Hospital
Scientist, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital
Global migration and infectious diseases, international air travel, infectious disease pandemics, mass gatherings, immigrant and refugee health, tuberculosis, mathematical modeling of infectious diseases
Infectious diseases are emerging faster than at any other time in human history. At the same time the world is becoming a much smaller place. Today more than two billion passengers board commercial flights every year creating unprecedented opportunities for local infectious disease threats to rapidly transform into international epidemics that threaten global health, security, and economic prosperity. Furthermore, the mass migration and resettlement of millions of immigrants and refugees around the world today requires novel approaches to identify and treat potentially serious infectious diseases that enable immigrants to achieve their full potential and concurrently minimize risks to public health.
- The Bio.Diaspora Project – A multidisciplinary study of global population mobility via commercial air travel and its role as a conduit for the international spread of infectious diseases with pandemic potential.