Jahangir Khan


School of Public Health and Community
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 18A
41390 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 469
40530 Göteborg

About Jahangir Khan

Jahangir A. M. Khan is a professor of health economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Governance at the University. He had his basic education (BSc and MSc) in Economics from Stockholm University and later completed PhD from Karolinska Institutet in Health Systems Research with Health Economics track. He worked at the department of Public Health Sciences and Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics of Karolinska Institutet as a Researcher; at icddr,b (an international health research institute in Bangladesh) as an International Scientist and head of the Health Economics Unit and at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom as a Senior Lecturer before joining the University of Gothenburg in 2020. Khan is an affiliated researcher at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Adjunct Professor of James P Grant School of Public Health at Brac University in Bangladesh.

Research interest

Universal health coverage (UHC) ensures that everybody can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, with sufficient quality, at an affordable price (SDG target 3.8). For reaching this target, revenue collection for healthcare and its efficient and equitable use is essential. Professor Khan's research thus deals with UHC status and its progress in different countries, employing the theories of health economics (among others) and relevant empirical investigations. His research thus includes healthcare financing, health insurance, catastrophic expenditure and poverty impact of sickness, disability and deaths, economic evaluation of health interventions (like, cost-effectiveness analysis) and so forth. He utilizes health econometrics in his research largely. Building capacity of potential research students of analysing UHC status and its progress in countries with different economic levels is a major interest of Professor Khan.

Selected Publications

Ahmed S, Dorin F, Satter SM, Sarker AR, Sultana M, Gastanaduy PA, Parashar U, Tateh JE, Gurley ES, Khan JAM. 2021. James D. Heffelfingera. 2021. The economic burden of rotavirus hospitalization among children < 5 years of age in selected hospitals in Bangladesh, Vaccine 39(48): 7082-7090.

Ahmed S, Hasan MZ, Ali N, Ahmed MW, Haq ME, Sabnam S, Chowdhury M, Gahan B, Bousquet C, Khan JAM, Islam Z. 2021. Effectiveness of health voucher scheme and micro-health insurance scheme to support the poor and extreme poor in selected urban areas of Bangladesh: An assessment using a mixed-method approach. PLOS ONE 16(11): e0256067.

Sultana R, Luby SP, Gurley ES, Rimi NA, Swarna ST, Khan JAM, Nahar N, Ghosh PK, Howlader SR, Kabir H, Khan S, Jensen PKM. 2021. Cost of illness for severe and non-severe diarrhea borne by households in a low-income urban community of Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (accepted)

Ahmed S, Ahmed MW, Hasan MZ, Mehdi GG, Islam Z, Rehnberg C, Niessen LW, Khan JAM. 2021. Assessing the incidence of catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment from out-of-pocket payments and their determinants in Bangladesh: evidence from the nationwide Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016. Int Health. 2021 Apr 6:ihab015. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihab015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33823538.

Ahmed S, Sarma H, Hasan Z, Rahman M, Ahmed MW, Islam MA, Wouabe ED, Mbuya MNN, Ahmed T, Khan JAM. 2020. Cost-effectiveness of a Market-Based Home-fortification of Food with Micronutrient Powder Programme in Bangladesh, Public Health Nutrition 1-12. doi:10.1017/S1368980020003602.

Alatawi AD, Niessen LW, Khan JAM. 2020. Determinants of Technical Efficiency in Public Hospitals: The Case of Saudi Arabia. Health Econ Rev. 1;10(1):25. doi: 10.1186/s13561-020-00282-z. PMID: 32740779; PMCID: PMC7395424.

Reed-Embleton H, Arambepola S, Dixon S, Maldonado BN, Premawardhena A, Arambepola M, Khan JAM, Allen S. A cost-of-illness analysis of β-Thalassaemia major in children in Sri Lanka - experience from a tertiary level teaching hospital. BMC Pediatr. 2020 May 27;20(1):257. doi: 10.1186/s12887-020-02160-3. PMID: 32460774; PMCID: PMC7251920.

Chowdhury AS, Ahmed MS, Ahmed S, Khanam F, Farjana F, Reza S, Islam S, Islam A, Khan JAM, Rahman M. Estimating Catastrophic Costs due to Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Bangladesh. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2020 Jun 7;11(1):83–91. doi: 10.2991/jegh.k.200530.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32959604; PMCID: PMC7958273.

Sarker AR, Islam Z, Sultana M, Sheikh N, Mahumud RA, Islam MT, Van Der Meer R, Morton A, Khan AI, Clemens JD, Qadri F, Khan JAM. 2020. Willingness to pay for oral cholera vaccines in urban Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 15(4): e0232600.

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 Open10:e030298. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030298

Alatawi A. Niessen L. Khan JAM. 2019. Efficiency evaluation of public hospitals in Saudi Arabia: An application of Data Envelopment Analysis. BMJ Open BMJ Open 2020;10:e031924. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031924.

Sichali JM, Khan JAM, Gama E, Madan J, Banda HT, Bello GAF, Namakhoma I, Bongololo G, Thomson R, Malmborg R, Stenberg B, Squire SB. 2019. Direct costs of illness of patients with chronic cough in rural Malawi – experiences from Dowa and Ntchisi districts. PLoS One. 2019 Dec 31;14(12):e0225712. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225712. eCollection 2019.

Khan JAM, Ahmed S, Sultana M, Sarker AR, Chakrovorty S, Rahman MH, Islam Z, Rehnberg C, Niessen LW. 2019. The effect of a Community-Based Health Insurance on the Out-of-pocket Payments for Utilizing Medically Trained Providers in Bangladesh, Int Health 00-1-12.

Ahmed S, Hasan MZ, Laokri S, Jannat Z, Ahmed MW, Dorin F, Vargas V, Khan JAM. 2019. Technical efficiency of public district hospitals in Bangladesh: a data envelopment analysis, Cost Eff Resour Alloc 17:15.