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
- Access to health care
- Air pollution
- Cardiovascular disease
- Child health
- Chronic disease
- Climate change
- Demography and population sciences
- Environmental health
- Health economics
- Health systems
- Infectious diseases
- Maternal, adolescent and child health
- Mental health
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.
Was: GLHLTH 237S
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 earthâs 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.
Was: GLHLTH 371
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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).
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
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
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
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
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)
Aide, TM, JA Montoro, SJ Borras and others (contributing author) 2012, Land. In Global Environmental Outlook-5 (GEO5): Environment for the future we want, Ullstein, B., de Mattos, H., Hawkins, C., McMullen, CP., Jabbour, J., Scharlemann J eds., United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Valletta, Malta
Barbieri A., and WK Pan (2012) People, Land, and Context: Multilevel Determinants of Off-farm Employment in the Ecuadorian Amazon Population, Space and Place, doi: 10.1002/psp.1733.
Lee, G, P Yori, M Parades, WK Pan, L. Caufield, R. Gilman, J Sanders, H. Silva, MN Kosek (2012) "Comparative effects of vivax malaria, fever, and diarrhea on child growth" International Journal of Epidemiology V41 (2): 531-9
Lee, G, P Yori, M Parades, WK Pan, L. Caufield, R. Gilman, J Sanders, H. Silva, MN Kosek (2012) Comparative effects of vivax malaria, fever, and diarrhea on child growth International Journal of Epidemiology V41 (2): 531-9
Barbieri A., and WK Pan (2012) People, Land, and Context: Multilevel Determinants of Off-farm Employment in the Ecuadorian Amazon Population, Space and Place, doi: 10.1002/psp.1733