Dr Jahangir Khan

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics


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

Areas of interest

Research in healthcare financing; health insurance; equity in health, healthcare and healthcare financing; econometric analysis and modelling; cost analysis and economic evaluation of health interventions as well as teaching health economics and financing for undergraduate and post-graduate students.


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 International Food Policy Research Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Basel University in Switzerland, CDC, Grand Challenge Canada, NIH, NHLBI 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 in a member of 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.

Selected publications

  • Selected journal articles

    Anwar, I., Nababan, H.Y., Mostari, S., Rahman, A., Khan, J.A.M., 2015. Trends and inequities in use of maternal health care services in Bangladesh, 1991-2011. PLoS One 10, e0120309. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120309

    Khan JAM, Mahumud RA. 2015. Is healthcare a ‘Necessity’ or ‘Luxury’? - an empirical evidence from public and private sector analyses of South-East Asian countries. Health Economics Review 5:3, DOI 10.1186/s13561-014-0038-y

    Firdausi Qadri, Mohammad Ali, Fahima Chowdhury, Ashraful Islam Khan, Amit Saha, Iqbal Ansary Khan, Yasmin A. Begum, Taufiqur R. Bhuiyan, Mohiul Islam Chowdhury, Md Jasim Uddin, Jahangir AM Khan, Atique Iqbal Chowdhury, Anisur Rahman, Shah Alam Siddique, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Afroza Akter, Md. Arifuzzaman Khan, Young Ae You, Md. Ashraf Uddin Siddik, Nirod Chandra Saha, Alamgir Kabir, Baizid Khoorshid Riaz, Shwapon Kumar Biswas, Farzana Begum, Leanne Unicomb, Stephen P. Luby, Alejandro Cravioto, John D. Clemens. 2014. Feasibility and effectiveness of the oral cholera vaccine, in an urban “cholera-endemic” setting in Bangladesh: a cluster-randomised non-blinded trial, The Lancet (accepted).

    Huda T, Khan JAM, Ahsan KZ, Jamil K, Arifeen SE. 2014. Monitoring and Evaluating Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh, Plos Medicine 11(9): e001722.

    Bhuiyan MU, Luby SP, Alamgir NI, Homaira N, Mamun AA, Khan JAM, Abedin J, Sturm-Ramirez K, Gurley ES, Zaman RU, Alamgir ASM, Rahman M, Widdowson MA, Azziz-Baumgartner E. 2014. Economic burden of influenza-associated hospitalizations and outpatient visits in Bangladesh during 2010, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses journal 8(4), 406–413.

    Khan AMJ, 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 3:12. 

    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 Infectious Disease, 13:518,  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-518.Sarker BK, Ahmed S, Islam N, Khan JAM. 2013. Cost of behavior change communication channels of Manoshi -a maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) program in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 11:28, doi:10.1186/1478-7547-11-28.

    Hoque ME, Khan AMJ, Hossain SSA, Gazi R, Rashid H, Koeehlmoos TP, Walker DG. 2011. A systematic review of economic evaluations of health and health-related interventions in Bangladesh, Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 9:12; doi:10.1186/1478-7547-9-12. 

    Sarowar MG, Medin E, Rehnberg C, Gazi R, Saifi R, Koehlmoos, TP, Bhuiya AU, Khan J. 2009. Production cost calculation of pregnancy and puerperium related hospital care: experience from a hospital in a low income country. Journal of Health and Population Nutrition 28 (3): Page 264-272.

    Khan J, Rehnberg C. 2009. Perceived job security and sickness absence: a study on moral hazard,    European Journal of Health Economics 10(4): 421-428.

    Khan J, Jansson B. 2008. Redistributive outcome of sickness insurance – An empirical study of social insurance institutions, Review of Income and Wealth 54(1): 89-104.

    Nasrullah M, Laflamme L, Khan J. 2008. Does Economic Level Similarly Matter for Injury Mortality in the OECD and Non-OECD Countries? Safety Science 46:784–791.

    Khan J, Gerdtham UG., Jansson B. 2004. Macroeconomic Trends and Social Security Expenditure due to Sickness and Disability. American Journal of Public Health 94 (11): 2004-2009.

    Khan J, Gerdtham UG., Jansson B. 2002. Redistributive effects of the Swedish Social Insurance System, European Journal of Public Health 12: 273-78.

    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)