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
Cerys Cook
Vice President, People & Culture
Tim Lambertus
Vice President, Product
Alex Demarsh
Senior Director, Outbreak Science
Tom Tentoglou
Senior Director, User Experience and Design
Jennifer Miniota
Director, Customer & Partnership Success
Ali Hanif
Director, Business Growth
Matthew German
Director, Surveillance
James Yoon
Director, Design
Glenn Eve
Director, Data Systems
Dr. Andrea Thomas
Manager, Analytics
Jaimie Johns
Manager, Data Strategy and Partnerships
Carmen Huber
Senior Data Analyst, Spatial Analytics Lead
Salah Khan
Senior Epidemiologist
Dr. Finnley Rose
Senior Epidemiologist
Natalie Au
Epidemiologist
Louis de Thanhoffer de Volcsey, Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Prediction Specialist
Affan Shoukat, Ph.D.
Data Scientist, Prediction Specialist
Lauren McKenzie
Model Innovations Analyst
Reem Halawi
Client and Partner Success Manager
Kieran Petrasek
Client and Partner Success Associate
Jenny Cade
Client and Partner Success Associate
Kristy Nicholson
Client and Partner Success Associate
Irene Ferro
Program Manager - Client and Partner Success
Joseph Perreault
Public Health Strategy Lead
Sonya Chiang
ERM Strategy Lead
Dev Maletia
Government Strategy Lead
Lameece Elhassan
Senior Business Development Representative
Yasmeen Al-Fahoum
Business Development Representative
Laikyn Victor
Business Development Representative
Ovie Otuorimuo
Product Manager
James Aufricht
Product Manager
Jack Forsyth
Product Breakthrough Lead
Sakshi Shetty
Product Analyst
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
Travis Cowx
Front End Software Developer
Catherine Maritan
Senior UX Designer
Melanie Wong
Visual Designer
Tyler Dean
UI Designer
Russell Black
Senior Data Engineer
Guiherme Tozzo
Senior Data Engineer
Yuriy Czoli
Data Engineer
Jasmine Wang
Data Engineer
Anson Liang
Data Engineer
Taiyaba Quraishi
Data Engineer
Jaydeep Mistry
Data Engineer
Mehak Parashar
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
Saadia Sarker
Surveillance Analyst
Michael MacDonald
Information Technology
Ashley Shoul
People and Culture Generalist
Beatrice Bernard
Office Manager/ People and Culture Associate
Marta Maksymowicz
Executive and Operations Associate
Megan Davis
Geospacial Analyst
Anindita Marwah
Epidemiologist
Josephine De Leon
Epidemiologist
Tara Sadeghieh
Epidemiologist
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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