Saad Khan

Saad Khan, DrPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management


Saad Khan is a health informaticist who has been working in the field for over 20 years. He currently works for the Department of Defense at the Defense Health Agency (DHA), leading the agency’s medical device integration with its new global electronic health record system.

Prior to DHA, he spent significant time in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia with USAID working with country teams and Ministries of Health to strengthen health information systems under PEPFAR. Other work includes the US Department of Veterans Affairs as the Chief Health Informatics Officer leading health informatics across the New York/New Jersey VA system made up of eight medical centers and 27 primary care centers.

Past policy work has included time in Paris with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Government Accountability Office.

His current research interests include public health infrastructure development in developing countries and informatics infrastructure for chronic disease surveillance. His academic interests are tempered with a healthy dose of field work stints in various operational roles managing the design, development, and deployment of a broad range of public health IT systems in both the private and public sector.