Khalid M. Khan

Assistant Professor
Environmental and Occupational Health
(812) 856-2229
PH 025E

  • Columbia University, New York, USA, DrPH, 2010
  • Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, MEM, 2000
  • University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, M.S., 1998
  • University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, B.S. (Hons), 1995
  • SPH-V545 Exposure Assessment and Control
  • SPH-V692 Research in Environmental Health
  • Principal Investigator, Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT) Fellowship Funding. Project Title: Agrochemical Exposures and Associated Health Effects in Adults Living in an Agricultural Community in Rural Bangladesh. $20,000 (2014-2015)
  • Principal Investigator, Collaborative Research and Creative Activity (CRCA) Project Funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University. Project Title: The Interplay between Climate Change Adaptation, Agrochemical Exposure, Governance and Public Health in Bangladesh (Tom Evans, Co-PI). $20,000 (2015-16)
  • Principal Investigator of CDC-NIOSH Great Plain Center for Agricultural Health Pilot Grant. Project Title: Evaluation of Technology-based Interventions to Increase the Use of Hearing Protection among Adolescent Farmworkers in Iowa. $15,000 (2013-14)
  • Grant from Columbia University Earth Clinic for Doctoral Dissertation. Project Title: Educational Intervention to Reduce Arsenic Exposure among School Children in Bangladesh. $12,000 (2008-09)
  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Bernard Weinstein Award for Academic Excellence (2010)
  • Recipient of Australian Development Scholarship (1999-00) and NIH Fogarty Training Center Fellowship (2004-10) for Master and Doctoral Studies respectively
  • Core Faculty (Instructor), Environmental Science and Management, North South University, Bangladesh (2000-04)
Research Interests

Dr. Khan's research interests are centered on the broad area of environmental epidemiology with specific emphasis on rural environmental health. His current research activities can be categorized into three major areas: 1) community-based educational intervention, 2) neurobehavioral and mental health outcomes of environmental and occupational exposures and 3) global environmental health. Through a series of international and US-based research studies he has collaborated with community-based organizations, which are working with the rural populations to implement and evaluate educational interventions for reducing exposures to environmental and occupational hazards. Also, he has investigated neurobehavioral and mental health effects of arsenic, manganese, and organophosphorus pesticides in vulnerable populations including children and adolescents. So far, he has worked with rural and agricultural communities and community-based organizations in Indiana, Iowa, Oregon, Bangladesh and Egypt

Selected Publications

Journal Articles (selected)

Khan K, Ahmed E, Factor-Litvak P, Liu X, Siddique AB, Wasserman GA, Slavkovich V, Levy D, Mey JL, van Geen A, Graziano JH. Evaluation of an Elementary School-based Educational Intervention for Reducing Arsenic Exposure in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 May 8. [Epub ahead of print].

White H, Khan K, Lau C, Leung H, Montgomery D, Rohlman DS. Identifying Health and Safety Concerns in Southeast Asian Immigrant Nail Salon Workers. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2015; 70(4):196-203.

Khan K, Ismail AA, Abdel Rasoul G, Bonner MR, Lasarev MR, Hendy O, Al-Batanony M, Crane AL, Singleton ST, Olson JR, Rohlman DS. Longitudinal assessment of chlorpyrifos exposure and self-reported neurological symptoms in adolescent pesticide applicators. BMJ Open. 2014 Mar 4;4(3):e004177.

George CM, Factor-Litvak P, Khan K, Islam T, Singha A, Moon-Howard J, van Geen A, Graziano JH. Approaches to increase arsenic awareness in Bangladesh: an evaluation of an arsenic education program. Health Educ Behav. 2013 Jun; 40(3):331-8.

Khan K, Wasserman GA, Liu X, Ahmed E, Parvez F, Slavkovich V, Levy D, Mey J, van Geen A, Graziano JH, Factor-Litvak P. Manganese exposure from drinking water and children's academic achievement. Neurotoxicology. 2012 Jan;33(1):91-7.

Parvez F, Wasserman GA, Factor-Litvak P, Liu X, Slavkovich V, Siddique AB, Sultana R, Sultana R, Islam T, Levy D, Mey JL, van Geen A, Khan K, Kline J, Ahsan H, Graziano JH. Arsenic exposure and motor function among children in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Nov; 119(11):1665-70.

Khan K, Factor-Litvak P, Wasserman GA, Liu X, Ahmed E, Parvez F, Slavkovich V, Levy D, Mey J, van Geen A, Graziano JH. Manganese exposure from drinking water and children's classroom behavior in Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Oct; 119(10):1501-6.