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 V422/V522 Issues in Global Environmental Health: Investigations and Interventions/Global Environmental Health Issues
  • SPH V341 Environmental Health Management and Policy
  • Principal Investigator, SPH Faculty Research Grant Program (FRGP). Project Title: Assessment of serum thyroid hormones, neurodevelopmental outcomes and polymorphisms in thyroid function genes in arsenic-exposed adolescents. $20,000 (2016-2017)
  • 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)
  • IU-SPH Research Partnership Development Grant. Project Title: Promoting Health Health in Rural Indiana. 15,000 (2015-2016)
  • Principal Investigator, Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT) Research 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, MIIRT Workshop Grant. Project Title:.Public Health Workforce Development in Bangladesh. $5,000 (2015-2016)
  • 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)
  • Faculty, Madhusudan and Kiran C. Dhar India Studies Program, School of Global and International Studies, IUB
Research Interests

Dr. Khan's research interests are centered on the broad area of environmental epidemiology with specific emphasis on rural and global environmental health. His current research activities can be categorized into two major areas: 1) understanding the neurobehavioral (NB) health effects of environmental and occupational exposures with specific emphasis on the mechanism of action of neurotoxic contaminants and 2) evaluating the efficacy of community-based interventions for reducing the risks of environmental exposures and chronic health effects. He has investigated neurobehavioral and mental health effects of arsenic, manganese, and organophosphorus pesticides in vulnerable populations including children and adolescents in the United States, Egypt, Ecuador and South Asian countries including Bangladesh. He is examining early-life endocrine-disruption potential of environmental contaminants such as arsenic in water and concurrently exploring if such disruption has any adverse impact on brain development later in life. His current research program is also tracing suitable low-cost hearing health intervention program for rural and agricultural communities in the United States.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles (selected)

Khan K, Evans S, Bielko S, Rohlman DS. Efficacy of technology-based interventions to increase the use of hearing protections among adolescent farmworkers. International Journal of Audiology. 2017 (In Press).

Khan K, Bielko S, Barnes P, Evans S and Main A. Feasibility of a Low-Cost Hearing Screening in Rural Indiana. BMC Public Health. 2017 (In Press).

Khan K, Baidya R, Aryal A, Farmer J, Valliant J. Neurological and mental health outcomes among conventional and organic farmers in Indiana. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine. 2017 (In Press).

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 Dec;123(12):1331-6. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1409462.

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 neurol! ogical symptoms in adolescent pesticide applicators. BMJ Open. 2014 Mar 4;4(3):e004177.

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.

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.