Dr Mishal Khan

Associate Fellow, Global Health Programme

Dr Mishal Khan


Mishal Khan is an expert on improving systems and policies for infectious disease control. A social epidemiologist by training, she has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative health policy and systems research, and engagement with policymakers.

She has led programmes in Pakistan, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Kenya and Cambodia, and prior to this worked as a strategy consultant advising pharmaceutical companies on resource allocation decisions. She has authored over 60 papers in international journals and numerous book chapters.

Currently, Mishal is an associate professor in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), with a visiting position at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan. In addition to a PhD and MSc from LSHTM, she holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

Topics she frequently writes, speaks and contributes technical expertise on include health systems strengthening, global health security, gender differences, One Health, antimicrobial resistance, public-private sector collaboration and equity in global health.

Mishal also sits on LSHTM’s governing board, the World Health Organisation’s tuberculosis public-private mix group expert panel, and is an editor for the Health Policy and Planning journal.

Past experience

2019 - present Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2011-18 Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2015-16 Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
2005-11 Strategy Consultant, Strategic Decisions Group/IMS Health UK