About Us

We provide actionable local context in the face of global threats

What We Do

BlueDot's Global Early Warning System tracks and predicts the spread of infectious diseases globally. By leveraging big data, artificial intelligence, and advanced modelling, BlueDot delivers actionable and timely insights to governments, businesses, healthcare workers, and individuals around the world.

In today’s hyper-connected world, diseases spread quickly but data and insights can spread faster.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to create a healthier, safer, and more prosperous world. To do this, we are developing cutting edge technology that puts the powerful insights from our Global Early Warning System into the hands of stakeholders across the globe.

Our Journey

SARS spreads from Hong Kong to Toronto, causing an outbreak that cripples the city with 44 deaths and $2 billion in losses.

After completing his training as a physician specializing in infectious diseases and public health in New York City, Dr. Kamran Khan returns to Toronto just before the city’s SARS outbreak begins.

To understand how infectious diseases can spread worldwide, Dr. Khan launches BioDiaspora – a scientific research program at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto studying how the world’s population is connected through commercial air travel.
The BioDiaspora program is used to predict the global wavefront of the first influenza pandemic of the 21st century, with findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
BioDiaspora partners with Public Health England to evaluate local risks from global infectious diseases as the world converges in London for the summer Olympics. The approach is published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases.
With a vision of using business as a vehicle to address an important social problem, BioDiaspora is incorporated as a Certified B Corporation with support from MaRS Innovation and St. Michael's Hospital.

To support growth prospects, BioDiaspora completes a seed round with Horizons Ventures, a private investment of Sir Li Ka-shing, and renames the company to BlueDot – a metaphor for our small world.

Ebola spreads throughout West Africa, with over 11,000 deaths. Using risk models that leverage billions of passenger itineraries, BlueDot predicts the migration of Ebola out of West Africa, publishing its results in The Lancet.

Zika lands in and spreads from Brazil, causing up to $18B in economic damages. This outbreak is also linked to a new symptom: microcephaly in newborns of women infected with Zika virus.

Using our risk assessment models, we predict an outbreak of Zika in Florida, six months before it actually occurred.

BlueDot launches George into the Google Play and Apple App Store, empowering travellers and the public with personalized insights about how to protect themselves against dangerous infectious diseases anywhere in the world.
BlueDot launches Zebra, delivering timely global surveillance of infectious disease threats around the world for healthcare organizations and businesses. Zebra provides actionable intelligence for healthcare workers and employees on the front lines.

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Our Team

Tackling a diverse problem like infectious disease requires a diverse team.
We've assembled a highly talented team of leading global experts in clinical medicine, epidemiology, data science, public health, spatial analytics, software development, and designers.
Dr. Kamran Khan
Founder & CEO
Lindsay Bryson
VP, Business Strategy & Ops.
Kevin Palmer
VP, Finance
Dr. Jim S.C. Tom
Strategic Advisor
James Yoon
Director, Design
Tom Wang
Director, Development
Dr. Isaac Bogoch
Associate Director of Insights
Dr. Alexander Watts
Associate Director of Insights
Robb Gilbert
Director, People & Culture
Kyle McInnes
Product Management
Jennifer Miniota
Client Management
Matthew German
Client Management
Ali Hanif
Business Growth
John Shahidi
Strategy & Growth
Carmen Huber
Insights
Kieran Petrasek
Insights
Deepit Bhatia
Insights
Dr. Andrea Thomas
Insights
Dr. Ashleigh Tuite
Insights
Basam Ahmad
Development
Vivian Hu
Development
Rahnuma Kazi
Development
Anson Liang
Development
Shermay Young
Development
Jikun Jessica Li
Development
Norman Sun
Development
Jennifer Zhang
Design
Meghan Yabsley
Design
Adriano Nicolucci
Data Services
Sonya Karamchandani
Data Services
Jaimie Johns
Data Services
Jack Forsyth
Data Services
Yuriy Czoli
Data Services
Dr. Hernan Acosta
Clinical Medicine
Dr. Mariana Portillo
Clinical Medicine
Dr. Rahim Moineddin
Sr. Modelling Consultant
Dr. Steve Hockema
Sr. Technology Consultant
Michael MacDonald
Information Technology
Beatrice Bernard
Administration
Dr. Susan P. Bustos
Grant Funding
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