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.

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
Jag Dhariwal
Chief Revenue Officer
Mike Chmura
Chief Technology Officer
Cerys Cook
Vice President, People & Culture
Jennifer Miniota
Director, Customer & Partnership Success
Ali Hanif
Director, Business Growth
Matthew German
Director, Surveillance
Dr. Alexander Watts
Director, Analytics
James Yoon
Director, Design
John Shahidi
Director, Strategy & Growth
Benjamin Errett
Director, Marketing and Communications
Greg Lau
Financial Controller
Dr. Andrea Thomas
Surveillance Analytics Lead, Senior Epidemiologist
Carmen Huber
Spatial Analyst
Ryan Sherbo
Research Analyst
Salah Khan
Senior Epidemiologist
Dr. Finnley Rose
Senior Epidemiologist
Natalie Au
Epidemiologist
Josh Feldman
Data Scientist
Kieran Petrasek
Client and Partner Success Associate
Reem Halawi
Client and Partner Success Associate
Jenny Cade
Client and Partner Success Associate
Sakshi Shetty
Product Analyst
Joseph Perreault
Account Executive
Lameece Elhassan
Business Development Representative
Yasmeen Al-Fahoum
Business Development Representative
Laikyn Victor
Business Development Representative
Kendra Stephenson
Medical Storyteller and Marketer
Ovie Otuorimuo
Product Manager
James Aufricht
Product Manager
Ahmed Khalifa
Cloud Computing/DevOps Architect
Gru Singh
Software Development Manager
Kevin Chu
Software Development Manager
Basam Ahmad
Software Developer
Vivian Hu
Software Developer
Norman Sun
Software Developer
Anna Caldwell
Software Developer
Sonya Karamchandani
Software Developer
Mikhail Temkine
Software Developer
Rajesh Prajapati
Software Developer
Joel Zeng
Software Developer
Kirill Bredikhin
Software Developer
Catherine Maritan
Senior UX Designer
Lisa Hong
Senior UX Designer
Melanie Wong
Visual Designer
Tyler Dean
UI Designer
Adriano Nicolucci
Senior Manager, Data Services
Jaimie Johns
Manager, Data Strategy and Partnerships
Dr. Greg Hines
Data Scientist
Jack Forsyth
Data Engineer
Yuriy Czoli
Data Engineer
Jasmine Wang
Data Engineer
Anson Liang
Data Engineer
Taiyaba Quraishi
Data Engineer
Minghao Lyu
Data Engineer
Dr. Mariana Portillo
Clinical Medicine, Surveillance Lead
Dr. Hernan Acosta
Clinical Medicine, Surveillance
Dr. Judy Thomas
Clinical Medicine, Surveillance
Kate Williams
Epidemiologist, Surveillance
Stefan Litvinjenko
Epidemiologist, Surveillance
Whitney Chiu
Epidemiologist, Surveillance
Dr. Isaac Bogoch
Senior Medical Advisor
Dr. Alun Ackery
Senior Medical Advisor
Dr. Rahim Moineddin
Senior Modelling Consultant
Michael MacDonald
Information Technology
Ashley Shoul
People and Culture Generalist
Beatrice Bernard
Office Manager
Ahash Jeevakanthan
Research Assistant
Anindita Marwah
Research Assistant
Megan Davis
Research Assistant

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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