Bio.Diaspora was founded by Dr. Kamran Khan, an infectious disease clinician and scientist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto. Throughout his medical and research training at the University of Toronto, Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard, Dr. Khan has sought to understand the complex relationship between global travel, human migration and infectious diseases. His experiences as a clinician during the introduction of West Nile virus into New York City in 1999, the U.S. anthrax bioterrorism event of 2001, the SARS epidemic in Toronto in 2003 and most recently, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic have given him unique insights into the implications of emerging disease threats.

Since the creation of Bio.Diaspora in 2008, Dr. Khan has assembled a highly talented team of experts in geographic information systems (GIS), transportation networks, simulation modeling, spatial data systems, data visualization, computer sciences and software development to complement his leadership and expertise in emerging infectious diseases, public health, and cutting-edge scientific research.