Aamir Khan is an epidemiologist and social entrepreneur based in Karachi, Pakistan. He trained in medicine and public health at the Aga Khan University and completed his PhD in international health while working at the Johns Hopkins University. Aamir is an associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an adjunct associate professor of Global Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
In 2004, Aamir became the founder and executive director of Interactive Research and Development (IRD), a social enterprise committed to improving global health and development through the use of technology and market innovations. Based in Dubai, IRD has implementation teams in Karachi, Johannesburg, and Singapore supporting global health delivery in 16 countries. Aamir is also an inaugural member of the Board of Directors of OpenMRS which is based in the United.
In addition to his work in Pakistan, over the past 20 years Aamir has led large-scale surveys and established research studies in Tajikistan, the United States, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Brazil. He is currently engaged in developing social business models and market innovations for affordable lung health and diabetes care in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan; scaling routine immunization programs using conditional cash transfers for mothers; implementing TB/HIV screening and treatment programs among mining populations in South Africa; and supporting the development of sustainable models of free surgical care. Seminar was held at Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, on April 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm.