My current projects:
0/State level COVID19 response, Commissioner's Office, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Feb 2020-current)
Reviewer, CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal
Clinical Care, COVID19; Emergency Department & Inpatient Wards, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
COVID19- related publications (See Press tab for COVID19 related press)
- Dhillon R, Karan A et al. We Need Better Masks. Harvard Business Review. June 2020.
- Karan A, Katz I. There is no stopping covid19 without stopping racism. BMJ. June 2020.
- Karan A. A doctor on how to make Covid-19 decisions when so much is unknown. Vox. May 2020.
- Dhillon R, Karan A et al A Plan to Safely Reopen the US Despite Inadequate Testing. Harvard Business Review. May 2020.
- Karan A. Alone with our Patients in a Pandemic. BMJ Opinion. April 2020.
- Karan A. If you get COVID19, leaving your house may be the best way to protect your family. Washington Post. April 2020.
- Karan A. The Unsung Coronavirus Heroes. Medium. March 2020.
- Karan A. If you get critically ill with COVID-19, how far should doctors go to keep you alive? WBUR. March 2020.
- Karan A. Covid-19: On trust, experts, and the brilliance of everyday people. BMJ Opinion. March 2020
- Karan A. Coronavirus: the thankless task of social distancing. Vox. March 2020.
- Karan A. To control the COVID19 outbreak, young, health patients should avoid the emergency room. BMJ Opinion. March 2020.
- Karan A. Coronavirus-- we must contain the parallel epidemics of xenophobia and misinformation. BMJ Opinion. Jan 2020.
1/ Ethics of Pandemic Response
I am leading the American Medical Association's Journal of Ethics (https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/home) theme issue for January 2020 on the ethics of pandemic response, with a special focus on the Ebola epidemic.
- Dhillon R, Karan A. The promise and potential of public health. The Lancet. 2020. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)31911-7/fulltext.
- Karan A. Should you be worried about Ebola? It depends on where you live. The Los Angeles Times. Aug 2019. Available at: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-15/ebola-poverty-congo-treatment-mortality
- Karan A. Caring about the Congo shouldn’t require an Ebola epidemic. The Boston Globe. Dec 2018. https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/12/05/caring-about-congo-shouldn-require-ebola-epidemic/nGrAwt0CVJNUkAPAXzr85L/story.html
- Karan A. The Most Important Tool for Doctors Fighting DRC’s Ebola Crisis Isn’t Medicine. HuffPost.Nov 2018. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-ebola-drc-trust_us_5bf57664e4b0eb6d930a81e5
- Karan A, Katz IT, Jha AK. Ebola in the DRC is more about the DRC than it is about Ebola. Health Affairs Blog. Nov 2018. Available at: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20181115.584389/full/
- Karan A, Mukherjee J. We Need to Stop Ebola—For the Right Reasons. PLoS Global Health Blog. Sep 2018. Available at: https://blogs.plos.org/globalhealth/2018/09/we-need-to-stop-ebola-for-th...
- Karan A, Pogge T. Ebola and the need for restructuring pharmaceutical incentives. Journal of Global Health. 2015 Jun;5(1):010303. doi: 10.7189/jogh.05.010303.
- Karan A. #Ebola. The Medicine Maker (Pharmaceutical Industry Magazine based out of the UK). Winter 2015 Issue. https://themedicinemaker.com/issues/1115/ebola/
2/ Longsleeve Insect Repllent (formerly Hour72+)
We have developed and patented a 3-day long insect repellent, and are currently looking into global health systems applications to prevent vector-borne epidemics. We won first place at the 2018 Harvard Business School New Venture Competition. See our work here
3/ Sex Trafficking, Mental Health, and Gender Violence
I am analyzing data from my study investigating cultural sex work in Northern India. Publications from this work thus far include:
- "The ethical implications of culture: challenges in the care of female sex workers in India." Journal of Global Health Reports. Available at: http://www.joghr.org/article/2/joghr-02-e2018002/current
- "Does the Stockholm Syndrome Affect Female Sex Workers? The Case for a 'Sonagachi Syndrome'." BMC International Health and Human Rights. Available at: https://bmcinthealthhumrights.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12914-...
- "Women in India's Cultural Sex Trade Need Healthcare" Huffington Post. Available at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-healthcare-is-essential-to-over...
- "The Surprising Wishes of India's Sex Workers" NPR. Available at: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/04/30/518156410/the-surpr...
- "From Delhi Slums to Los Angeles Wards: Lessons from a Year Working Against Sex Trafficking." Journal of General Internal Medicine. Available at: https://www.sgim.org/web-only/medical-humanities/from-delhi-slums-to-los...