Projects

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.

Published: https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/issue/culture-context-and-epidemic-...

Ebola-related publications:

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: