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William Pan

Assistant Professor, Global Environmental Health
Nicholas School of the Environment
Environmental Sciences and Policy

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
Population and Environmental Dynamics and Human Health
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 637S

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

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 637S
Was: GLHLTH 237S
UG/GRAD SPRING 2013 MSC: Elective
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.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 771
Was: GLHLTH 371
GRAD Only SPRING 2013 MSC: Elective
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

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