BlueDot protects people around the world from infectious diseases with human and artificial intelligence.

What We Do

We help governments protect their citizens, hospitals protect their staff and patients, and businesses protect their employees and customers.

Our team understands the complexity of the challenge in front of us – and that the urgency to solve the problem has never been greater. We’ve combined our public health and medical expertise with advanced data analytics to build solutions that track, contextualize, and anticipate infectious disease risks.

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 Insights, delivering timely global surveillance of infectious disease threats around the world for healthcare organizations and businesses. Insights provides actionable intelligence for healthcare workers and employees on the front lines.

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Our Team
Tackling a complex problem like infectious disease requires a diverse team.We're a talented team of leading experts in clinical medicine, epidemiology, data science, public health, spatial analytics, software development, and designers.
Dr. Kamran Khan
Founder & CEO
Lindsay Bryson
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Chmura
VP, Technology
Frank Seiferth
Senior Director, Product
Matthew German
Director, Product Innovation
Dr. Alexander Watts
Director, Insights
Dr. Isaac Bogoch
Senior Clinical Advisor
Dr. Alun Ackery
Senior Medical Advisor
James Yoon
Director, Design
Jennifer Miniota
Director, Customer & Partnership Success
Robb Gilbert
Director, People & Culture
Ali Hanif
Director, Business Growth
John Shahidi
Manager, Strategy & Growth
Tiffany Regaudie
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Shawn Fulham
Government Partnerships
Greg Lau
Financial Controller
Lameece Elhassan
Business Growth
Carmen Huber
Insights
Kieran Petrasek
Insights
Deepit Bhatia
Insights
Dr. Andrea Thomas
Insights
Dr. Ashleigh Tuite
Insights
Basam Ahmad
Development
Vivian Hu
Development
Norman Sun
Development
Anna Caldwell
Development
Kevin Chu
Development
Gru Singh
Development
Jennifer Zhang
Design
Meghan Yabsley
Design
Adriano Nicolucci
Data Services
Sonya Karamchandani
Data Services
Jaimie Johns
Data Services
Dr. Greg Hines
Data Services
Jack Forsyth
Data Services
Yuriy Czoli
Data Services
Dr. Hernan Acosta
Clinical Medicine
Dr. Mariana Portillo
Clinical Medicine
Dr. Rahim Moineddin
Senior Modelling Consultant
Michael MacDonald
Information Technology
Beatrice Bernard
Administration

Healthcare Advisory Board

Nancy Abbey
Founder and President, NewProspex Healthcare Consulting
Janet M. Davidson
Senior Consultant
Debbie Fischer
Executive Associate, KPMG
Michael Gardam
Chief of Medical Staff, Humber River Hospital
John A. King
Executive Advisor
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