Yasmin Khan

Associate Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Yasmin Khan, MD, MPH, FRCPC is an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Clinical Public Health Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She is a physician-researcher trained in emergency medicine, public health, epidemiology and public health policy. Her research program focuses on health system emergency preparedness and response, and resilience, and encompasses Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded projects on performance measurement for public health emergency preparedness, communication strategies for emergencies, and learning during recovery from emergencies and disasters. Dr. Khan's research is transdisciplinary, employs integrated knowledge translation with end users, and embeds consideration for values and equity throughout the research process. During the COVID-19 response, Dr. Khan has provided leadership and scientific and technical advice to support evidence-informed decision-making and public health planning.  

Pandemic Related Publications

Sanford S, Schwartz B, Khan Y. The role of tacit knowledge in communication and decision-making during emerging public health incidents. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2020 May 25;50. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101681 

Khan Y, Brown AD, Gagliardi A, O’Sullivan T, Lacarte S, Henry B, Schwartz B. Are we prepared? The development of performance indicators for public health emergency preparedness using a modified Delphi approach. PLoS One. 2019 Dec 23;14(12). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226489 

Khan Y, Tracey S, O’Sullivan T, Gournis E, Johnson I. Retiring the Flip Phones: Exploring Social Media Use for Managing Public Health Incidents. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 Dec 1;13(5-6):859-867. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2018.147 

Khan Y, O’Sullivan T, Brown A, Tracey S, Gibson J, Généreux M, Henry B, Schwartz B. Public health emergency preparedness: a framework to promote resilience. BMC Public Health. 2018 Dec 5;18(1):1344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6250-7 

Khan Y, Sanford S, Sider D, Moore K, Garber G, de Villa E, Schwartz B. Effective communication of public health guidance to emergency department clinicians in the setting of emerging incidents: a qualitative study and framework. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr 28;17(1):312.  

Khan Y, Fazli G, Henry B, de Villa E, Tsamis C, Grant M, Schwartz B. The evidence base of primary research in public health emergency preparedness: a scoping review and stakeholder consultation. BMC Public Health. 2015 Apr 28;15(1):432. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1750-1 

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