Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Epidemiological Science, University of Michigan, 2021
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Toronto, Canada, 2016
  • B.Sc., Health & Disease and Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada, 2014
Additional Education & Training
  • Human Subjects Research, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
  • Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change, MichiganX Online Learning Initiative
  • Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) Training
  • Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship (PEERS)
  • SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation, SAS Institute
  • Partners in Research: Patient Oriented Research, Knowledge Translation Program, St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada)
  • Planning for Implementation and Sustainability, Knowledge Translation Program, St, Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada)
Professional Honors
  • Doctoral Foreign Study Award (DFSA), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Canada, [$105,000 CDN over 3 years; competitive]
  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) and the Center for Research on Learning & Teaching (CRLT) Race & Ethnicity Learning Community, University of Michigan, [$200 USD stipend]
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, [$15,000 CDN; competitive]
Professional Affiliations
  • AcademyHealth
  • Gerontology Society of America (GSA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Disability Research Interest Group, AcademyHealth
  • Lifelong Disabilities Interest Group, Gerontology Society of America

Dr. Khan is an epidemiologist with expertise at the intersection of social and chronic disease epidemiology, population health, and health services research. Her areas of expertise include using real world data (RWD), causal inference methods, advanced analytical techniques for studies of health systems efficiency and capacity, and developing multi-level, data-driven solutions to address health inequities. 

Dr. Khan has over 7 years of experience analyzing cohort studies, laboratory data, electronic health records (EHR), public and private claims data, surveys, and neighborhood/environmental data to evaluate health systems performance, assess quality improvement metrics, characterize health disparities, and conduct outcomes research. She has experience managing large-scale projects, designing and analyzing epidemiologic studies, evaluating and assessing biases in studies, conducting systematic reviews, synthesizing and interpreting evidence, scientific communication and conducting novel data linkages.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Khan earned her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and an M.P.H. (Master of Public Health) from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (Toronto, Canada). She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada), where she specialized in health & disease in conjunction with a concentration in psychology. Previously, Dr. Khan worked as an epidemiologist at the Institute for Social Research, ICES (formerly Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences), and at the Occupational Cancer Research Center (Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada). In these roles, she conducted an array of health systems and epidemiology projects that included work on cardiovascular health systems performance, population-level disparities in morbidity, mortality and clinical care, real-world effectiveness of therapeutics, disease risk prediction models, cancer risk from environmental/workplace exposures, and neighborhood environments in relation to access to, and quality of healthcare. She has also been involved in the design of pragmatic clinical trials and implementation science projects involving patients and healthcare providers.

Dr. Khan has published in journals such as: JAMA Cardiology, Circulation, the BMC Series and Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. She has been an invited speaker at several institutions and has presented her work at international conferences including AcademyHealth, Gerontology Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, and American Public Health Association (APHA).