BlueDot protects people around the world from infectious diseases with human and artificial intelligence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kamran is an infectious disease physician and a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto. After completing his training in infectious diseases, preventive medicine, and public health at Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard, he returned to Toronto just before SARS crippled the city during the 2003 outbreak. Deeply motivated by this event, Kamran has dedicated his career to finding solutions that help the world better prepare for and respond to tomorrow’s infectious disease threats.
Lindsay is passionate about growing companies that have a positive social impact on their customers, and has a broad range of experience working across both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining BlueDot, Lindsay led business development and marketing efforts for a leading Microsoft partner in the UK, managed the Clinton Health Access Initiative’s (CHAI) malaria programs across East and West Africa, and led customer experience for Fenix International’s (pay-a-you-go solar company) in Uganda. Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts (Honours) in Political Science & International Development from Queen’s University, and completed a certificate in Marketing from the London School of Marketing. As the COO of BlueDot, Lindsay is focused on the company’s day-to-day operations as well as its commercial strategy.
As a growth-focused CRO, CEO, and co-founder, Jag has a proven track record of leading rapid and profitable growth for SaaS companies at start-up, early stages and at scale, resulting in four acquisitions in 12 years. He holds a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and is passionate about helping customers solve tough problems, building high performance teams, and collaborating with great people to deliver value and lasting results. At BlueDot, Jag is leading our talented team heading up sales, marketing, customer success, strategy, and commercialization.
Mike served as Senior Director at Fio Corporation focusing on diagnosing and managing infectious diseases using machine learning and cloud computing technologies. Earlier at Merge, now a part of IBM, Mike worked on advanced PACS systems - medical software used by radiologists around the world. Mike's passion is leading talented software professionals to their personal best and to team excellence while working on a socially sustainable projects. Mike holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from AGH University of Science and Technology. He has authored and coauthored several patents.
Cerys leads BlueDot’s people practice supporting strategic success through design, implementation, and refinement of the People and Culture strategy. She profoundly believes in the power of people and building strong mission and values driven cultures. She is a seasoned professional bringing over 20 years of HR, People, Culture and Employer Branding experience to BlueDot. Cerys has held multiple leadership positions within fast-paced culture focused companies receiving the following recognition during her tenure: Canada’s Most Respected Corporate Cultures, Great Place to Work Canada and Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
As an entrepreneur and a senior executive, Tim led the strategy and product development of SaaS and app-based data-driven solutions for Fortune 500 companies in the life sciences, insurance, media, retail operations, and social segments. A passionate product and technology leader for over 20 years, Tim possesses extensive change and growth management experience as well as the imagination, enthusiasm, and mentorship skills to inspire technical and creative professionals to new heights of collective success. He studied business commerce and computer science at McMaster University and Mohawk college respectively, followed by executive education in negotiation at Harvard University.
Jennifer holds a Master's degree in epidemiology and manages BlueDot’s international clients and partners, including the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Prior to BlueDot, she worked on the BioDiaspora academic research program at St. Michael's Hospital for six years coordinating research activities for government and academic stakeholders and before that spent 10 years in the private sector specializing in technology and license management.
Ali is a firm believer in the value of creating unique customer experiences by using design thinking and a humanistic approach to sales. At BlueDot he is tasked with leading sales and business development activities in the public and private sector. Ali has worked in enterprise sales for over 12 years with companies like the Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal and Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining BlueDot, Ali was the founder of Hanali, a boutique consulting firm focussed on scaling up sales teams.
Matthew has a diverse background in molecular and epidemiological infectious disease research with on the ground experience in the Canadian Arctic and abroad. He holds a Master's degree in Molecular Immunology and Virology from McGill University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology.
Alexander Watts is an infectious disease ecologist specializing in landscape ecology and spatial epidemiology. This quantitative background is applied to BlueDot’s zoonotic and vector-borne disease research strategies, environmental modeling efforts, disease mapping, and surveillance. Alexander holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto Department of Ecology and Evolution and an Master’s degree in Science from the University of Calgary in the departments of Geography and Veterinary Medicine.
James leads the product and data visualization design team in setting the design strategy and architecting user-centric solutions. Prior to BlueDot, he led design teams in public and private sectors, and lectured sessionally at OCAD University. He holds a Master’s degree in Knowledge Media Design from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Combinatorics & Optimization from the University of Waterloo.
Benjamin finds compelling stories within complex systems. Previously he ran brand, community, and content at Figure 1, the global case-sharing platform for healthcare. He began his career at the National Post, where he was a reporter, managing editor, director of strategy, and part of the team that launched Postmedia Labs. He is the author of two non-fiction books published by Penguin Random House and holds a degree in biology from McGill University.
Glenn has been an entrepreneur and data application software designer for over 35 years and is a graduate of the Computer Technology program from Sir Sandford Fleming College. He has worked with a wide variety of public and private organizations across Canada and the US building and assisting teams with the delivery of sophisticated data solutions. His background includes health sciences, industrial, entertainment and publishing industries. His applications strive to uncover 'meaning' in data to deliver strategic intelligence and operational excellence. He is a seasoned facilitator and presenter, with a talent for capturing complex requirements and distilling them into clear solutions and technical deliverables.
As the Financial Controller at BlueDot, Greg oversees all day-to-day accounting functions. This includes being responsible for the accounting systems and procedures, tax and regulatory filings, payroll, and operations. Greg is a CPA, CA and attained his Diploma in Accounting at McGill University. His professional background includes working as an auditor at a mid-sized firm in Toronto and as a Financial Accountant for a condominium developer servicing the GTA.
Marta has over 15 years of experience as a strategic partner to leadership teams. Her goal is to be the backbone of the teams she supports to ensure a strong foundation. She is passionate about business operations, executive support, internal communications and building the corporate (internal) brand. She has a keen interest in IP law, particularly around tech patents. Her past experience includes both private, NFP and public sector roles with her favourite being in the not-for-profit and start-up tech space. In her role as Executive and Operations Associate, Marta works closely with the CEO and COO on strategic business initiatives and executive management. With a passion for learning, Marta recently graduated from McMaster University with an advanced diploma in Business Administration with a concentration in Creative, Critical and Design Thinking. As a personal passion, she enjoys volunteering with animal advocacy groups and be a voice for animals.
Carmen is a Spatial Analyst with experience in health geography, spatial decision support, and spatial statistics. At BlueDot, she leverages GIS to provide insights to decision makers on topics such as resource allocation and emergency response to infectious disease. Carmen holds a Master’s degree in Spatial Analysis from Ryerson University.
Ryan is a mathematician with a background in modelling, mathematical epidemiology, and numerical analysis. At BlueDot, this background contributes to the work of the Insights team in developing models for the spread of infection, spatial analytics and mobility, and ecological determinants of diseases. Ryan holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Manitoba and an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing from the University of Oxford.
Dr. Andrea Thomas is a veterinary epidemiologist with experience in surveillance and quantitative epidemiology. She has previously worked on projects involving evaluation of West Nile virus surveillance in Ontario and enhanced surveillance for livestock disease detection. Andrea leads the surveillance team, and her expertise in the domains of zoonoses and surveillance, in addition to her quantitative and spatial analytic skills support the BlueDot Analytics, Data Engineering and Development teams. Andrea holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, a Masters in Epidemiology and a PhD in Epidemiology, all obtained at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.
Salah Uddin Khan is an infectious disease epidemiologist with experience in zoonotic and emerging infectious disease surveillance, risk assessment, predictive modeling, spatial epidemiology, and modeling environmental impact on health. This expertise applied to BlueDot’s research and development of qualitative analysis, disease modeling, risk assessment, surveillance strategies, and medical geography. Salah holds a Ph.D in Public Health from the University of Florida with a focus on One Health and Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
Finnley Rose is an epidemiologist and biostatistician with experience in inferential statistics, predictive modelling, study appraisal and machine learning. Finnley brings to BlueDot their passion for data visualization and knowledge transfer, in order to bring clarity to results gleaned from a variety of data sources. Finnley has a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Western University, and a Masters of Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
Natalie is an epidemiologist with experience in population health/clinical research, biostatistics, and creating scientific communication products. She joins BlueDot with a passion for applying epidemiology to achieve tangible and meaningful impact – the “so what?”. Here, she contributes to developing reports to provide insight for decision-makers and clients. Natalie holds a MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from Western University.
Josh is a data scientist with a background in mathematics and public health. He has particular experience with infectious disease modelling, natural language processing, and technology governance. Josh holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from Dalhousie University and an MSc in Data Science from Harvard University.
Kieran is a geospatial data analyst specializing in ecological determinants of health, environmental data, and urban systems. At BlueDot, he works on modelling and mapping data relevant to zoonotic and vector-borne infectious diseases. Kieran holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environment and Geographic Information Systems from McGill University.
Reem holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Lebanese American University. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 9 years with companies like Eli Lilly & Co and Celgene. At BlueDot, she is responsible for managing clients’ relationships and driving sustainable value, mainly in healthcare and risk enterprise.
Jenny brings over six years of client services and account management experience in the digital health space. Drawing on her marketing communications experience and passion for health, Jenny's major strengths lie in her exceptional ability to provide clients the best possible approach and results. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishop's University and a Corporate Communications post-graduate certificate from Seneca College.
Sakshi is a Product Innovation Associate, responsible for improving BlueDot’s products through R&D activities, and guiding cross-functional work. She holds a Honours BSc in Health and Disease & Immunology from University of Toronto, and is passionate about health-technology and social impact. She continues to explore her interests through research and policy projects in gender and in international development outside of work.
Joe graduated from McGill University with a degree in Bioresource Engineering and Finance. An accomplished business developer and key account manager. Passionate about working with ambitious companies tackling big global problems. Obsessed with the environment, sustainability, technology, and the digital transformation of our economy. Prior to joining Bluedot, Joe worked in the Canadian prop-tech sector, and prior to this, in the global fintech space; helping some of the most prominent financial technology providers innovate in global markets.
With nearly a decade of experience in the software sales world under her belt, Sonya joins BlueDot with a mission to bring infectious disease awareness* to the private sector. A dedicated environmentalist, sustainability advocate, and proponent of responsible global stewardship, Sonya leads all sales & business development in the private sector practice area at BlueDot.
Dev is a through believer of value-based consultative approach in addressing business problems. He possesses a successful record in envisioning and implementing leading-edge strategies to drive rapid, sustainable business and market share growth. He comes with over 8-year experience in B2B & B2G sales and enterprise account management with high technology industry leaders like National Instruments, Top Hat and Siemens. Dev is an MBA and Instrumentation Engineer and loves to travel, ride his motorcycle, and spend quality time with family when he is not at work.
Lameece is a Business Development Representative responsible for outreach to public health agencies around the world. She recently graduated with a Biomedical Science degree from York University, has worked in sales during her undergraduate degree, and completed a research internship at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Yasmeen’s interest in Global Health stems from her love for science and her passion for social justice. She holds a bachelors degree in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Bluedot Yasmeen conducted a research project at Toronto Western Hospital, researching the use of gene therapy as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. As a Business Development Representative, Yasmeen is responsible for building consultative relationships with Healthcare, Health Tech, and public sector leaders.
Laikyn completed her Masters in Medicine, specializing in Cardioprotective research, from the University of Cape Town. She has always had a deep-set passion for the health sciences field and being at the forefront of impactful healthcare. Prior to joining BlueDot, she worked in the medical device sales industry in South Africa, before immigrating to Toronto.
Ovie is an experienced Product Manager who brings a balanced, strategic, data-driven, and agile mindset to software product development. Ovie is passionate about solving real-world problems by developing products and services that are valuable, user-centric, innovative, and successful. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Business Information Systems Management from Northumbria University, United Kingdom; and has over 10 years of work experience that spans across the financial services, telecoms, technology, and oil & gas sectors.
James is passionate about delivering social good through innovative technologies. He is a founder, product manager, and social scientist. Before joining BlueDot, he founded a company focused on mentorship and career growth. Prior to that, at Delphia, he created technologies that helped people earn wealth from their data. He was the first hire at Vox Pop Labs, helping millions make more informed decisions. More than anything, he’s the guy who asks too many questions.
Jack is a data engineer with a strong understanding of spatial data. He applies his interests in GIS and programming at BlueDot by developing custom processes to add meaning to complex data sets and automate the flow of data into the company's products. Jack holds a Bachelor's degree in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo, specializing in geomatics.
Gru is a software engineer who specializes in web development. He is experienced in building rich front-end applications, test automation, and leading development teams. He has worked in education, government, and e-health, and holds a Master's degree in Network Centered Computing (Distinction) from the University of Reading.
Kevin is a developer with a passion for full-stack web development. He has experience developing web application platforms and Android applications, having previously worked at a healthcare technology and research company. Kevin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
Basam is a software architect and developer with over 15 years of experience in programming and GIS technologies. He architected, developed, supported and maintained successful applications in many sectors including finance, medicine, and academia. Basam holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Abertay University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Vivian holds a Master's degree in Spatial Analysis from Ryerson and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from York. She curates, manages and analyzes BlueDot’s many large datasets.
Norman is QA analyst with much experience in software testing. Prior to BlueDot, he worked as Sr. QA at Deloitte and Scotiabank. Norman has a Bachelor’s degree in industrial automation.
Anna is a software engineer who loves innovating software solutions with user satisfaction and code quality in mind. Not new to the healthcare space, she previously developed software for medical devices, including an extensible machine-learning-based framework to diagnose infectious diseases. Anna holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Sonya is a data engineer with strong GIS expertise. She specializes in geoprocessing workflows for visualization, analysis and data warehousing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Analysis and is pursuing a certification in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics, both at Ryerson University.
Mikhail is a passionate full-stack developer with love for large web, mobile and desktop applications, super-clean architecture and great user experience. He holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Toronto and has amassed more than 10 years of diverse experience from database programming to mobile apps to UX design.
Rajesh is a civil engineer turned software engineer with great love and passion for leveraging mathematics, engineering, science, and technology to solve complex real-life problems. Equipped with a Bachelor's in Engineering, Master's in computer applications, and a plethora of Microsoft .Net and Database management certifications he has 12+ years of experience in software development, and project management in Government, e-health, finance, academic, entertainment, and real estate sectors. During his career, he has designed, developed, and supported live use applications in a team environment. He possesses a great combination of in-depth technical skills (advanced data structures and algorithms/design patterns) and team leadership skills, excellent understanding of business-domain and business-needs/priorities, and breadth of technical scope/layers/components to fulfill team’s expectations and organization's goals.
Joel is a passionate full stack developer with experience working on enterprise applications in finance and e-heath. Joel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology from the University of Waterloo.
Kirill is a full stack developer specializing in web development and enterprise systems integration. He has experience working in education sphere and technical consulting. He is passionate about creating simple coding solutions to complex problems and about Agile and Scrum. Kirill is a certified Scrum Master, and he got his Master's degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Moscow Power Engineering Institute.
Travis is a Front-End developer who loves creating software which the user enjoys and finds easy to use. He enjoys keeping up with the latest technologies to make sure his software solutions are always improving. Previously he has experience creating mobile and web applications. Travis holds certificates in software development and computer technologies from Durham College.
Catherine is a user experience designer who specializes in systems thinking. She has experience working in many industries, delivering large-scale design solutions that focus on meeting both technology and user needs. She holds a Systems Design Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo, with a minor in Cognitive Science.
Melanie is a visual designer who specializes in user interface design. Coming from an agency background, she collaborated with various brands to build their digital products. At BlueDot, she works on UI designs for Insights as well as BlueDot’s marketing and brand collaterals. Melanie holds a Bachelor’s degree from the York University/Sheridan College joint program in Design.
Tyler is a visual designer with a background in branding, user interface design and visual design. He has experience working with a variety of clients across numerous industries and projects. Tyler holds a Bachelor’s degree from the York University/Sheridan College joint program in Design and an advanced diploma in Visual Arts from Sheridan College.
Jaimie is a GIS Analyst with experience in health geography, advanced GIS techniques, and spatial decision analysis. At BlueDot, she provides daily geoprocessing support and database maintenance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Geographic Analysis from Ryerson University.
Russell is a data engineer with experience building data solutions at scale in the cloud. At BlueDot he applies his knowledge and experience with cloud technologies, machine learning, software development, and spatial data to the development of data solutions that support the company's products and services. Russell holds a Bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Toronto, as well as certificates in GIS and big data/predictive analytics from Ryerson University.
Yuriy is a data engineer with experience in data modeling, full stack software development, and open source GIS. At BlueDot, he works on automated data workflows and database maintenance. Yuriy holds a Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies from the University of Toronto along with a certificate as a GIS Applications Specialist from Fleming College.
Jasmine is a data engineer with a strong background in GIS and remote sensing data analysis. She specializes in satellite image processing and classification using machine learning algorithms. At BlueDot, she automates processing chains, maintains databases, and grows data capabilities. Jasmine holds both a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics and a Master's degree in Remote Sensing in Northern Hydrology from the University of Waterloo.
Anson is a software and data guru with special interest in GIS. Prior to BlueDot, he worked on HD maps used in self-driving cars, and spatial risk assessments used in property insurance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s degree in Spatial Analysis from Ryerson University.
Taiyaba is a data engineer with experience in data migration, data pipeline, and AWS cloud technologies. She has a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology and background loaded with various database management systems. She applies her passion and experience to build big data solutions. At BlueDot, She works on workflow automation and data integration.
Jaydeep is a data analyst by trade with a strong background in GIS, Python, and data engineering. From the University of Waterloo, he completed an Undergraduate degree in Geomatics, Minor in Computer Science, and a Master of Geography. He has worked on COVID-19 projects such as consulting for Flatten.ca to help them analyze their COVID-19 syndromic surveillance data in Canada and Somalia. Jaydeep is an all rounder data engineer suited to support data services and geospatial products.
Mehak sparks joy in anything related to data and using it to make the lives of people easier. Before joining BlueDot, she worked as a data scientist at Cisco systems with the data analytics team where she worked on analyzing large data sets, drawing insights and inferences, and communicating outputs. Prior to that, she worked as a data engineer at HSBC’s Data and Innovation Lab and a software engineer for 2 years. From these experiences she has extended her knowledge on several topics like building data pipelines, ETL and Machine Learning. She believes that it is important to leverage data and extract useful user and business insights from it. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s in Computer Science with Big Data specialization from Simon Fraser University, BC.
Mariana is a physician with Pediatric specialization and Masters Degrees on Clinical and Research in Infectious Diseases. She brings her clinical and research expertise in Surveillance activities at BlueDot. She recently finished an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
Hernan is a physician specialized in Internal Medicine. He brings clinical and public health expertise to a wide range of BlueDot activities, including building up the organization's knowledge foundations and consulting on various research and development projects. Hernan finished his training in Internal Medicine at the Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo and La Universidad Del Zulia in Venezuela.
Judy is a physician with a background in family practice, specifically in women’s health and chronic disease management. She has clinical research experience from UHN and St. Michael’s Hospital in pathology and gynecology oncology, respectively. Along with her research skills, Judy brings a wide range of clinical and teaching experience to BlueDot, where she performs surveillance activities and helps improve clinical data, endemic disease maps, and communications.
Kate is a surveillance analyst with experience in biostatistics and database management. She joins BlueDot with a passion for infectious disease and population health. Kate holds a MSc in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and a BSc in Biology and Pharmacology from McMaster University.
Stefan is an epidemiologist with a focus on infectious disease surveillance and response. At BlueDot he supports initiatives in M&E, event-based surveillance and quality improvement. His previous experience from northern, rural and remote environments to international agencies like the WHO allows him to provide context to data. Stefan holds a MPH in Epidemiology, Global Health Specialization from the University of Toronto and is pursuing certification in Infection Prevention and Control.
Whitney brings a background in statistics, epidemiology and analytical programming skills to her work at BlueDot. She is passionate about utilizing the power of data and machine intelligence to meet client needs. Whitney supports clients by delivering analytical reports and data visualization to highlight strategic solutions. Prior to BlueDot, Whitney worked on research in genetics at SickKids during her Master’s degree at University of Toronto.
Isaac is an infectious disease physician with training in tropical medicine and global health. Dr. Bogoch completed his training in infectious diseases at the Harvard Medical School, holds a Master's degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and trained in tropical medicine at the Gorgas Memorial Institute and Instituto de Medicina Tropical in Lima, Peru. His clinical practice is based at the Toronto General Hospital and he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto.
Alun is currently the Deputy Chief of Emergency Medicine and the Co-Medical Director of Information and Technology at St. Michael’s Hospital. Alun has developed an interest in protecting frontline healthcare workers with knowledge translation technology initiatives and has an interest in pre-hospital medicine, working as a transport physician at Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance service. He completed his MD and MSc at the University of Toronto and continues as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine.
Rahim is a senior biostatistician and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto with deep expertise in spatiotemporal statistical modelling and predictive analytics. Rahim holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and a Master's degree in Biostatistics from the University of Toronto.
Michael has 15 years of experience in a leadership role in GIS, IT Systems and Computer Networking at Ryerson University. He enhances the workflow and capabilities of the BlueDot team by providing GIS and IT infrastructure and exploring new technologies. He holds a Master’s degree in Spatial Analysis from the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.
Ashley is a strategic people and culture enthusiast, with a cross-functional background in recruitment and people operations. She is passionate about creating impactful candidate and employee experiences, as well as building people-first cultures that allow people to feel happier and supported at work. She believes in challenging the way we typically think about people and culture by designing and implementing processes and strategies to humanize what should be a fundamentally human-centric function across all organizations. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Labour-Management Relations & Human Resources from McGill University.
Beatrice provides administrative coordination for day-to-day operations to the team. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources and Economics from the University of Toronto.
Anindita is an epidemiologist with experience working in communicable diseases and infection control. In addition to her research skills, she brings her passion for infectious diseases and knowledge translation to the Insights team at BlueDot, to help with research related to COVID-19 on a global scale. Anindita holds an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.
Megan uses her knowledge of geospatial and data analysis to produce mapping outputs for the BlueDot team and their clients. She use her passion for environmental science to advance her analytical skills to find the intersection between biology and analytics. Megan holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biodiversity and Conservation Science from the University of Toronto.
Josephine joins BlueDot with her background in global health and epidemiology. With a passion for infectious diseases and data visualization, she aids in knowledge translation and generating solutions with the Insights team. Josephine holds a MMASc in Global Health Systems and hopes to aid in the creation of sustainable infectious disease prevention strategies.
Healthcare Advisory Board
Nancy has established herself as a trusted strategic advisor based on her intricate understanding of Canada’s complex healthcare system. She has worked with senior levels of government and health leaders across the system, and understands how health policy and purchasing decisions are made. By leveraging her expertise in strategic planning, medical technology commercialization, public policy, and government affairs, clients are able to develop the right plan and engage the right stakeholders at the right time to ensure measurable, lasting results. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours, Marketing) from Queen’s University and is a Certified Coach Practitioner.
Janet M. Davidson has more than 40 years of experience in healthcare in government, voluntary, and hospital and community sectors in a number of Canadian jurisdictions. She was Deputy Minister of Alberta Health and the Official Administrator of Alberta Health Services. She currently holds the position of Chair of the Board of the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Janet received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor and a Master in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta. She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors education program at Rotman School of Management, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Global Health Leadership Forum, and has an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Windsor.
Debbie Fischer is an experienced board director and has held senior leadership positions in professional consulting services for healthcare and government. She is currently an Executive Associate with KPMG, where she consults on organizational change and large-scale system transformation in healthcare and public sectors. Debbie was previously the Executive Vice President, Strategy and Organizational Development at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Deputy Minister in Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Debbie has a Bachelor of Science (Neurobiology and Comparative Physiology) from McGill University and Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. She also holds CHRL and ICD.D designations.
Michael most recently served as the Chief of Medical Staff at Humber River Hospital, one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals. As former Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University Health Network, Director of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control at Public Health Ontario, and a former Director at Infection Prevention and Control Canada, Michael has worked for many years to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in healthcare settings and the community. Michael holds Master’s degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in infectious diseases.
John has more than 40 years of healthcare experience, having arrived in Ontario in 1999 after leading several hospitals in western Canada (Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary Regional Health Authority, and Alberta Hospital Association) to become the Assistant Deputy Minister of Programs in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. John subsequently joined St. Michael’s Hospital as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. A certified health executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders, he was appointed Chair of the college board in June 2010 after serving as Provincial Director for several provinces. John has a Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor in Economics and Math from the University of Western Ontario.