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Abstract Pathway



  • Health and public health emergency preparedness and management

  • Emergency medicine

  • Disaster epidemiology

  • High-risk populations


  • Examining a public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) framework specific to the Canadian context and the potential for the development of metrics for PHEP in Canada

  • Examining the interface between public health and acute care in the context of emergencies with health impacts

  • Collaborating on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Planning Grant that seeks to establish and develop partnerships and identify research priorities for enhancing public health emergency preparedness in Canada

  • Collaborating to examine the effectiveness of personal preparedness strategies for health emergencies


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; 18:1344.

Rajaram N, Hohenadel K, Gattoni L, Khan Y, Birk-Urovitz E, Li L, Schwartz B. Assessing health impacts of the December 2013 Ice storm in Ontario, Canada. BMC Public Health. 2016;16(544 ).

Khan Y, Barnett DJ. Zika Virus Infection and the Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis: A Study in Surprising Commonalities. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016;10(02):2.

Khan Y, Fazli G, Henry B, et al. The evidence base of primary research in public health emergency preparedness: a scoping review and stakeholder consultation. BMC Public Health. 2015;15(1):432.

Khan Y, Schwartz B, Johnson I. Surveillance and epidemiology in natural disasters: a novel framework and assessment of reliability. PLoS Curr. 2014;6.

Meshkat N, Misra S, Hunchak C, Cleiman P, Khan Y, Puchalski Ritchie LMKnowledge gaps in the diagnosis and management of patients with tropical diseases presenting to Canadian emergency departments: are the gaps being met? CJEM. 2014;16(6):458-466.

Khan Y, Glazier RH, Moineddin R, Schull MJ. A population-based study of the association between socioeconomic status and emergency department utilization in Ontario, Canada. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(8):836-843.

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