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 App Stores, 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.

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, mathematical modelling, software development, strategy and design.
Dr. Kamran Khan
Founder & CEO
Lindsay Bryson
Chief Operating Officer
Tim Lambertus
Chief Product Officer
Richard Zuroff
Senior Vice President, Growth
Udi Pan
Vice President, Finance
Jennifer Miniota
Vice President, Customer & Partnership Success
Robin Anderson
Vice President, People and Culture
Alex Demarsh
Vice President, Epidemic Intelligence
Glenn Eve
Director, Software Development
James Aufricht
Director, Product
Lauren Charbon
Director, Product Marketing
Dr. Andrea Thomas
Director, Epidemiology
Jaimie Johns
Manager, Data Systems Development
Carmen Huber
Data Scientist
Dr. Finnley Rose
Data Scientist
Natalie Au
Epidemiologist
Anindita Marwah
Epidemiologist
Josephine De Leon
Epidemiologist
Megan Davis
Data Analyst
Kai On Wong, Ph.D.
Senior Data Scientist
Affan Shoukat, Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Prediction Specialist
Lauren McKenzie
Data Analyst
Irene Ferro
Program Manager - Client and Partner Success
Reem Halawi
Client and Partner Success Manager
Jenny Cade
Client and Partner Success Associate
Kristy Nicholson
Client and Partner Success Associate
Dev Maletia
Account Executive
Matthew Lumsden
Account Executive
Christopher Heit
Sales Engineering Specialist
Tyna Hope
Senior Product Manager, Data Science & Epidemic Intelligence
Katarina Ng
Senior Product Designer
Sakshi Shetty
Product Owner
Kevin Chu
Staff Software Developer
Anna Caldwell
Staff Software Developer
Kyle Lewis
Senior Software Developer in Test
Grady van Pinxteren
Senior Site Reliability Developer
Vivian Hu
Senior Software Developer
Sonya Karamchandani
Senior Software Developer
Rajesh Prajapati
Senior Software Developer
Kirill Bredikhin
Senior Software Developer
Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy
Software Developer
Shawn Paviglianiti
Software Developer
Travis Cowx
Software Developer
Russell Black
Senior Data Systems Developer
Nick Gibb
Senior Data Systems Developer
Colin Robertson
Senior Data Systems Developer
Ruoyu Zhang
Senior Data Systems Developer
Jaydeep Mistry
Data Systems Developer
Mehak Parashar
Data Systems Developer
Joe Nguyen
Data Systems Developer
Bronwyn Thompson
Data Systems Developer
Dr. Mariana Portillo
Surveillance Manager
Dr. Hernan Acosta
Clinical Lead
Dr. Judy Thomas
Surveillance Analyst
Kate Williams
Senior Surveillance Analyst
Saadia Sarker
Surveillance Analyst
Nicky Nazareth
Surveillance Analyst
Michael MacDonald
Information Technology
Luke Frigault
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Amaris Gerson
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Courtney Wilson
People Partner
Beatrice Bernard
Office Manager/People and Culture Associate
Tiffany Chu
Senior Financial Analyst
Chantal Castro
Executive Assistant
Dr. Rahim Moineddin
Senior Modelling Consultant
Dr. Isaac Bogoch
Senior Medical Advisor

Healthcare Advisory Board

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