Dr Jahangir Khan

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics


Adjunct Researcher, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden AND Adjunct Professor, James P Grant School of Public Health, Brac University, Bangladesh

Dr. Khan is currently accepting PhD students in health economics, health systems, health policy, and universal health coverage.
Feel free to contact at Jahangir.khan@lstmed.ac.uk


Graduated at undergraduate and Master’s degree levels from the Department of Economics at Stockholm University and PhD from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. He was the Head of Health Economics Unit, Centre for Equity and Health systems, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. He also worked as Health Economist at Stockholm County Council and Västmanland Country Council in Sweden.

His research was funded by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Basel University in Switzerland, CDC, Grand Challenge Canada, NIH, NHLBI, National Institute of Health Research, Medical Research Council and so forth.

Dr. Khan has extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students from all over the world at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, James P Grant School of Public Health at Brac University and Independent University of Bangladesh. He trained junior health economists in Bangladesh under his unit at icddr,b.

Dr. Khan was a member of the Bangladesh Team for Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, led by the Health Economics Unit of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Bangladesh. He was also a focal point for developing the first ever healthcare financing strategy of Bangladesh and a major contributor to the UHC monitoring and Evaluation tools in Bangladesh. Dr. Khan conducted several training sessions for the World Health Organization on cost analysis and healthcare financing.


Selected publications

  • Ahmed S, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Roth F, Mahumud RA, Kamruzzaman M, Hasan MZ,  Mirelman AJ, Islam Z, Niessen LW, Rehnberg C, Khan AKA, Gyr N, Khan JAM. 2019.Does Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Scheme affect the Utilization of Medically Trained Providers and Out-of-pocket Payments among Ready-Made Garment Workers in Bangladesh? - a Case-Control Study, BMJ Open [accepted]

    Alatawi A. Niessen L. Khan JAM. 2019. Efficiency evaluation of public hospitals in Saudi Arabia: An application of Data Envelopment Analysis. BMJ Open, 12;10(1):e031924. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031924.

    Khan JAM, Ahmed S, Chen T, Tomeny E, Niessen L. 2019. A Transparent Universal Health Coverage Index with Decomposition by Socioeconomic Groups: Application in Asian and African Settings, Appl Health Econ Health Policy. Jun;17(3):399-410. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30880358

    Mahumud R, Alamgir N, Hossain T, Baruwa E, Sultana M, Gow J, Alam K, Ahmed S, Khan JAM. 2019. Women's Preferences for Maternal Healthcare Services in Bangladesh: Evidence from Discrete Choice Experiment. J Clinic Med, Jan 23;8(2). pii: E132.

    Ahmed S, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Dorin F, Ahmed W, Rahman H, Islam Z, Mirelman A, Rehnberh C, Niessen L, Khan JAM. 2018. The Impact of Community-Based Health Insurance on the Utilization of Medically Trained Healthcare Providers among Informal Workers in Bangladesh, Plos One 13(7): Jul 11;13(7):e0200265.

    Khan AI, Levin A, Chao DL, DeRoeck D, Dimitrov DT, Khan JAM, Islam MS, Ali M, Islam MT, Sarker AR, Clemens JD, Qadri F. 2018. The impact and cost-effectiveness of controlling cholera through the use of oral cholera vaccines in urban Bangladesh: a disease modeling and economic analysis, Plos Neg Trop Dis, Oct 9;12(10):e0006652. 

    Khan JAM, Ahmed S, Evans TG. 2017. Catastrophic healthcare expenditure and poverty related to out-of-pocket payments for healthcare in Bangladesh—an estimation of financial risk protection of universal health coverage, Health Policy  Plan, Oct 1;32(8):1102-1110.

    Pecenka C, Parashar U, Tate JE, Khan JAM, Groman D, Chacko S, Shamsuzzaman Md, Clark A, Atherly D. 2017.  Impact and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Bangladesh. Vaccine, Jul 13;35(32):3982-3987.

    Khan JAM, Ahmed S, MacLennan M, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Rahman H. 2016.  Benefit Incidence Analysis of Healthcare in Bangladesh – Equity Matters for Universal Health Coverage, Health Policy Plan, Apr 1;32(3):359-365.  

    Ahmed S, Hoque ME, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Islam Z, Gazi R, Khan JAM. 2016. Willingness-to-Pay for Community-Based Health Insurance among Informal Workers in Urban Bangladesh. PLoS ONE, Feb 1;11(2):e0148211.

    Khan JAM, Trujillo AJ, Ahmed S, Siddiquee AT, Alam N, Mirelman AJ, Koehlmoos TP, Niessen LW, Peters DH. 2015. Distribution of Chronic Disease Mortality and Deterioration in Household Socioeconomic Status in Rural Bangladesh - An Analysis over a 24 Year Period, Int J Epidemiol, Dec;44(6):1917-26.

    Khan JAM, Mahumud RA. 2015. Is healthcare a ‘Necessity’ or ‘Luxury’? empirical evidence from public and private sector analyses of South-East Asian countries. Health Econ Rev, Feb 11;5:3.

    Qadri F, Ali M, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Saha A, Khan IA, Begum YA, Bhuiyan TR, Chowdhury MI, Uddin MJ, Khan JAM, Chowdhury AI, Rahman A, Siddique SA, Asaduzzaman M, Akter A, Khan A, Ae You Y, Siddik AU, Saha NC, Kabir A, Riaz BK, Biswas SK, Begum F, Unicomb L, Luby SP, Cravioto A, Clemens JD. 2015. Feasibility and effectiveness of the oral cholera vaccine, in an urban “cholera-endemic” setting in Bangladesh: a cluster-randomised non-blinded trial, Lancet. Oct 3;386(10001):1362-1371.

    Sarker AR, Islam Z, Khan IA, Saha A, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Cravioto A, Clemens JD, Qadri F, Khan JAM. 2015. Estimating the cost of cholera-vaccine delivery from the societal point of view: A case of introduction of cholera vaccine in Bangladesh. Vaccine, Sep 11;33(38):4916-21.

    Khan JAM, Ahmed S. 2013. Impact of educational intervention on willingness-to-pay for health insurance: A study of informal sector workers in urban Bangladesh, Health Econ Rev, Apr 29;3(1):12.

    Sarker AR, Islam Z, Khan IA, Saha A, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Qadri F, Khan JAM. 2013. Cost of Illness for Cholera in a High-Risk Urban Area in Bangladesh: An Analysis from Household Perspective, BMC Infect Dis. Nov 4;13:518.

    Khan J, Rehnberg C. 2009. Perceived job security and sickness absence: a study on moral hazard, Eur J Health Econ. 2009 Oct;10(4):421-8.

    Khan J, Gerdtham UG., Jansson B. 2004. Effects of Macroeconomic Trends on Social Security Spending Due to Sickness and Disability. Am J Public Health. Nov;94(11):2004-9.

    Khan J, Gerdtham UG, Jansson B. 2002. Redistributive effects of the Swedish Social Insurance System, Eur J Public Health. Dec;12(4):273-8.

    Selected reports

    Ahmed SM, Alam BB, Anwar I, Begum T, Huque R, Khan JAM, Nababa H, Osman FA. 2015. Asia Pacific Observatory on Public Health Systems and Policies, Health Systems in Transition, Bangladesh: Health System Review, vol 5, No 3 2015. 

    Panda P, Dror I, Koehlmoos TP, Hossain SAS, John D, Khan JAM, Dror D. 2014. What factors affect take-up of voluntary and community-based health insurance programmes in low- and middle- income countries? A systematic review, 3ie Systematic Reviews – SR4/1009 Review April, 2014.

    Khan J. 2011. Inpatient Healthcare in Bangladesh: Current Status and Future Prospects towards Achieving Universal Health Coverage, Bangladesh Health Watch Report, 2011. BRAC Centre, Bangladesh.

    Sarker BK, Higgins J, Mridha MK, Ferdous J, Dasgupta SK, Ahmed S, Khan J, Reichenbach L. 2012. Caesarean Delivery in Urban Slums of Dhaka City: Indications and Consequences, Manoshi Working Paper 18, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.

    Rehnberg C, Janlöv N, Jonathan L, Khan J. 2010. Choice of health care – 2-year follow-up on costs, productivity and equity in primary medical care consumption (Uppföljning av husläkarsystemet inom Vårdval Stockholm – redovisning av de två första årens erfarenheter), Stockholm County Council report, Sweden, ISBN: 978-91-86313-41-8 (In Swedish).

    Rehnberg C, Janlöv N, Khan J. 2009. Follow-up of Healthcare Choice in Stockholm 2008 (Uppföljning av Vårdval Stockholm år 2008), Karolinska Institutets Folkhälsoakademi, rapport 2009:6, Stockholm. (In Swedish)