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Abraar Karan, MD MPH DTM&H

Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2022
Fellow in Medicine
I am an infectious disease fellow and post-doctoral researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, the Luby Lab, the Center for Innovation in Global Health, and the Woods Institute for the Environment. I worked on the Covid19 outbreak for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in 2020, and the Monkeypox outbreak for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in 2022-23. I also served on the WHO-commissioned Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response's research team investigating early global spread of Covid19, and helped with policy-writing for the Biden-Harris campaign on reducing Covid19 in schools. I am currently the Principal Investigator of the following studies: a cluster-randomized controlled trial investigating whether air filtration and ventilation can reduce spread of Covid19 in low-income homes in the Bay Area (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05777720); piloting a low-cost rural surveillance system for detecting spillover of zoonotic diseases in Western Kenya.

I completed my internal medicine residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the Global Health Equity program, and have been working in global health since 2008. I co-edited the book, "Protecting the Health of the Poor" (December 2015, Bloomsbury Publishing, https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/protecting-the-health-of-the-poor-9781783…); and co-founded Longsleeve insect repellent, winner of the 2018 Harvard Business School New Venture Competition and finalist in the 2019 Harvard President's Challenge. Media/press coverage has included NBC, ABC, BBC, PBS, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Washington Post, New York Times, SF Chronicle, Bloomberg, Boston Globe, ProPublica, WSJ, TIME, Politico, CBC News, Democracy Now, NPR, ESPN, The Atlantic, The Hill, Business Insider, Vice, Mother Jones, Vox, Forbes, Slate, STAT News, MTV News, Mother Jones, Science Friday, TMZ.

For a full list of publications, please see "Publications" tab. For full list of press/media interviews, please see "Media" link.

Education

MS Candidate, Epidemiology, Stanford University
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Stanford University
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Internship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
DTM&H, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MPH, Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health
MD, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Political Science, Yale University