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William Pan

Assistant Professor, Global Environmental Health

Trent 227
(919) 684-4108
william.pan@duke.edu

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Bill Pan

Summary

William Pan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Health, joined the faculty at Duke in 2011. He holds a joint appointment at DGHI and the Nicholas School of Environment, and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Pan's research interests focuses on population, health, and environmental interactions in developing countries, with particular interest in translational research directed toward sustainable development activities and global environmental health. He has worked in countries throughout Latin America and Africa on topics ranging from land use change, reproductive health, migration, tuberculosis, HIV, enteric infections, and childhood nutrition. Pan received his doctoral training in Biostatistics from UNC-Chapel Hill with a focus on demography and spatial analysis. He also received a Master of Public Health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Podcast: Wilson Center

From Malthus to Ehrlich and Beyond: William Pan on the Roots of PHE

Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
One Health: From Philosophy to Practice

Interdisciplinary course introducing construct of One Health as increasingly important to a holistic understanding of prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Includes discussion of bidirectional impact of animal health on human health, impact of earth’s changing ecology on health. Learning objectives include 1) to describe how different disciplines contribute to the practice of One Health, 2) to creatively design interdisciplinary interventions to improve Global Health using a One Health model. Course will include weekly 2-hour multi-campus seminar off-site at NC Biotechnology Center with on-campus discussion section using case studies to supplement the seminar.
Interdisciplinary course introducing construct of One Health as increasingly important to a holistic understanding of prevention of disease and maintenance of health. Includes discussion of bidirectional impact of animal health on human health, impact of earth¿s changing ecology on health. Learning objectives include 1) to describe how different disciplines contribute to the practice of One Health, 2) to creatively design interdisciplinary interventions to improve Global Health using a One Health model. Course will include weekly 2-hour multi-campus seminar off-site at NC Biotechnology Center with on-campus discussion section using case studies to supplement the seminar.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 771
Was: GLHLTH 371
GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
Population and Environmental Dynamics Influencing Health

No course description available

Course Notes:
ENVIRON 637
UG/GRAD SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
MSC: Methods
Population and Environmental Dynamics and Human Health
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 637

Course examines population, health and environment (PHE) dynamics with focus on interactions in developing or transition economies. Theoretical and empirical approaches governing PHE dynamics from multidisciplinary perspectives, including geography, public health/epidemiology, demography, and economics. Students will obtain experience in design and analysis of PHE studies, and epidemiology of vector-born, chronic and enteric infections.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 637
Was: GLHLTH 237S
UG/GRAD SPRING 2015 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MSC: Methods
Population and Environmental Dynamics and Human Health
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 637

Course examines population, health and environment (PHE) dynamics with focus on interactions in developing or transition economies. Theoretical and empirical approaches governing PHE dynamics from multidisciplinary perspectives, including geography, public health/epidemiology, demography, and economics. Students will obtain experience in design and analysis of PHE studies, and epidemiology of vector-born, chronic and enteric infections. nnCourse examines population, health and environment (PHE) dynamics with focus on interactions in developing or transition economies. Theoretical and empirical approaches governing PHE dynamics from multidisciplinary perspectives, including geography, public health /epidemiology, demography, and economics. Students will obtain experience in design and analysis of PHE studies, and epidemiology of vector-born, chronic and enteric infections.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 637
Was: GLHLTH 237S
UG/GRAD SPRING 2014 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MSC: Methods
Population and Environmental Dynamics and Human Health
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 637

Course examines population, health and environment (PHE) dynamics with focus on interactions in developing or transition economies. Theoretical and empirical approaches governing PHE dynamics from multidisciplinary perspectives, including geography, public health/epidemiology, demography, and economics. Students will obtain experience in design and analysis of PHE studies, and epidemiology of vector-born, chronic and enteric infections.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 637
Was: GLHLTH 237S
UG/GRAD SPRING 2013 MSC: Elective
PhD: Elective
MSC: Methods
Spatial Epidemiology and Demography
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 636

Use of analytical tools to understand spatial patterns in health and demographic events. Students acquire skills in spatial data analysis and interpreting spatial patterns. Students will understand fundamental concepts in spatial epidemiology and demography, including spatial autocorrelation, heterogeneity and bias, spatial interaction, and small area estimation; identify spatial and space-time clusters of events and judiciously evaluate hypothesis tests; and develop spatial regression models that appropriately account for spatial heterogeneity or explicitly model spatial autocorrelation. Success in this course requires prior knowledge of Geographic Information System and Statistics.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 636
UG/GRAD SPRING 2013 GHC: Elective
MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective

Projects

Recent Publications

Hoest, C., JC Seidman, G Lee, JA Platts-Mills, A Ali, MP Olortegui, P Bessong, R Chandyo, S Babji, VR Mohan, D Mondal, M Mahfuz, ER Mduma, E Nyathi, C Abreu, MA Miller, WK Pan, CJ Mason, SL Knobler, and the MAL-ED Network Investigators (2017) "Vaccine coverage and adherence to EPI schedules in eight resource poor settings in the MAL-ED cohort study", Vaccine, V35(3): 443-451, View

Lee, C., K. Whetten, S. Omer, WK Pan, D. Salmon (2016) "Hurdles to Herd Immunity: Distrust of Government and Vaccine Refusal in the US, 2002-2003" Vaccine, V34 (34): 3972-78, doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.06.048, PMID: 27344291

Miranda J.J., A. Bernabé-Ortiz, F. Diez-Canseco, G. Málaga, M. Cárdenas, R. Carrillo-Larco, M. Lazo-Porras, M. Moscoso-Porras, M Pesantes, V Ponce, R Araya, D Beran, P Busse, O Boggio, W Checkley, P García, L Huicho, F León-Velarde, A Lescano, D Mohr, WK Pan, D Peiris, P Perel, C Rabadán-Diehl, M Rivera-Chira, K Sacksteder, L Smeeth, A Trujillo, J Wells, L Yan, H García, R Gilman (2016) "Towards sustainable partnerships in global health: the case of the CRONICAS Centre of Excellence in Chronic Diseases in Peru", Globalization and Health, V12:29, DOI: 10.1186/s12992-016-0170-z

Wyatt, L, S. Diringer, L. Rogers, H. Hsu-Kim, WK Pan, J. Meyer (2016) "Antagonistic growth effects of mercury and selenium in Caenorhabditis elegans are chemical species-dependent and do not depend on internal Hg/Se ratios" Environmental Science & Technology, V50(6): 3256-64, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b06044. Epub 2016 Mar 3

Pan, WK "From Malaria to Mercury: Translating Scientific Research to Policy". NIEHS Global Environmental Health Day, RTP, NC. June 29, 2016

Pan, WK and D. Lopez-Carr "Land use as a mediating factor of fertility in the Amazon". Population and Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s11111-016-0253-z

Tudor, C, WK Pan, G. Yenokyan, S. Dorman, M. Vander Walt, J Farley (2016) "Occupational Risk Factors for TB among Health Care Workers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa"Clinical Infectious Diseases ACCEPTED

Miranda, JJ, A. Bernabé-Ortiz, F. Diez-Canseco, G. Málaga, MK Cardenas, RM Carrillo-Larco, MA Pesantes, R Arayal, O Boggio, W Checkley, PJ García, F León-Velarde, AG Lescano, V Montori, WK Pan, M Rivera-Chira, K Sacksteder, L Smeeth, HH García, RH Gilman (2015) "Building a Platform for Translational Research in Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases to Address Population Health: Lessons from NHLBI Supported CRONICAS in Peru" V10(1): 13-19, doi:10.1016/ j.gheart.2014.12.012

O'Meara, WP., JA Mott, J Laktabai, K Wamburu, B Fields, J Armstrong, SM Taylor, C MacIntyre, R Sen, D Menya, WK Pan, BP Nicholson, CW Woods, TL Holland (2015). "Etiology of Pediatric Fever in Western Kenya: A Case-Control Study of Falciparum Malaria, Respiratory Viruses, and Streptococcal Pharyngitis", 2015 May;92(5): 1030-7. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0560

Hahn, M; S. Olson, A. Vittor, C. Barcellos, J Patz, WK Pan (2014) "Conservation Efforts and Malaria in the Brazilian Amazon" American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Apr; V90(4): 591-4, doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0323. Epub 2013 Nov 25., PMID: 24277787

Platts-Mills, J., BJ McCormick, M Kosek, WK Pan, W Checkley, ER Houpt (2014) "Methods of analysis of enteropathogen infection in the MAL-ED Cohort Study" Clinical Infectious Diseases, V59 (suppl 4): S233-s238, doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu408

Host, C., J. Seidman, WK Pan, G Kang, CJ Mason, M Kosek, M Miller (2014) "Evaluating associations between vaccine response and malnutrition, gut function, and enteric infections in the MAL-ED Cohort Study: Methods and Challenges" Clinical Infectious Diseases

Zaitchik, BF, BJ Feingold, D. Valle, WK Pan (2014) "Integrating Earth Observations to Support Malaria Risk Monitoring in the Amazon", Earth Observation: EO for Health, Earthzine, April 14, 2014

Tudor, C, M Van der Walt, B. Margot, SE Dorman, WK Pan, G Yenokyan, JE Farley (2014) "Tuberculosis among health care workers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a retrospective cohort analysis" BMC Public Health, V14(891), doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-891

Anderson, W., S Guikema, B Zaitchik, WK Pan (2014) "Population density modeling in Peru: Model structure analysis" PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone/0100037

Danysh, H., R. Gilman, JC Wells, WK Pan, B Zaitchik, G. Gonzalvez, M. Alvarez, W. Checkley (2014), "Effects of El Nino on childhood stature and lean mass in northern Peru." Climate Change Responses, V1(7), DOI: 10.1186/s40665-014-0007-z

Miranda JJ, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Diez-Canseco F, Malaga G, Cardenas MK, Carrillo RM, Pesantes MA, Araya R, Boggio O, Checkley W, Garcia PJ, Leon-Velarde F, Lescano AG, Montori V, Pan WK, Rivera-Chira M, Sacksteder K, Smeeth L, Garcia HH, Gilman RH. Building a platform for translational research in chronic non-communicable diseases to address population health in Peru. Global Heart (in press).

Diringer, S., B. Feingold, E. Ortiz, A. Berky, WK Pan, H. Hsu-Kim. "River Transport of Mercury from Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining and Risks for Dietary Mercury Exposure in Madre de Dios, Peru", Environmental Science: Processes & Impact (in-press)