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
Tim Lambertus
Chief Product Officer
Richard Zuroff
Senior Vice President, Growth
Jennifer Miniota
Vice President, Client & Partner Success
Robin Anderson
Vice President, People and Culture
Leslie Lengyel
Vice President, Sales
Jannine Krish
Vice President, Marketing
Moe Mekanic
Director, Finance
James Aufricht
Director, Product
Lauren Charbon
Director, Product Marketing
Dr. Andrea Thomas
Director, Epidemiology
Jaimie Johns
Manager, Technology
Dr. Mariana Portillo
Surveillance Manager
Dr. Finnley Rose
Data Scientist
Affan Shoukat, Ph.D.
Data Scientist
Natalie Au
Senior Epidemiologist
Anindita Marwah
Josephine De Leon
Dr. Hernan Acosta
Senior Medical Intelligence Analyst
Carmen Huber
Product Manager
Rahul Malkani
Senior Product Designer
Sakshi Shetty
Product Manager
Kevin Chu
Staff Software Developer
Anna Caldwell
Staff Software Developer
Grady van Pinxteren
Senior Site Reliability Developer
Garrett Süss
Senior Site Reliability Developer
Vivian Hu
Senior Software Developer
Sonya Karamchandani
Senior Software Developer
Kirill Bredikhin
Senior Software Developer
Travis Cowx
Software Developer
Vinorth Vigneswaramoorthy
Software Developer
Rada Rudyak
Software Developer
Ruoyu Zhang
Senior Data Systems Developer
Nicholas Gibb
Staff Data Systems Developer
Jaydeep Mistry
Senior Data Systems Developer
Joe Nguyen
Data Systems Developer
Rayman Jamal
Data Systems Developer
Jon Lubanski
Data Systems Developer
Megan Davis
Data Analyst
Lauren McKenzie
Data Scientist
Dev Maletia
Account Executive
Matthew Lumsden
Account Executive
Chris Heit
Sales Engineering Specialist
Jenny Cade
PR & Digital Communications Manager
Sumaan Khan
Demand Generation Manager
Arthur Li
Partnerships Manager
Irene Ferro
Client Success Manager
Jim Barton
Client Success Manager - Enterprise Lead
Reem Halawi
Client and Partner Success Manager
Kate Williams
Senior Surveillance Analyst
Dr. Judy Thomas
Surveillance Analyst
Nicole Nazareth
Surveillance Analyst
Noor Ali Shah
Amaris Gerson
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Courtney Wilson
People Partner
Chantal Castro
Executive Assistant
Alex Demarsh
Epidemic Intelligence Science Consultant
Michael MacDonald
Information Technology Consultant
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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