William Pan, PhD, Associate 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 policy
- Infectious diseases
- Maternal, adolescent and child health
- Mental health
Population and Environmental Dynamics Influencing 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.
One Health: From Philosophy to Practice
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 774
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
Critical Readings in Environmental Epidemiology
Crosslisted as ENVIRON 633
This course will provide students a basic introduction to epidemiological methods, skills to understand and critique epidemiological methods, and emerging issues in environmental epidemiology that are reported in epidemiological, public health and medical journals. Students will gain knowledge of study designs and analytical methods used in applied epidemiology, practice designing translational and environmental epidemiological studies, and understand the role of epidemiology in Risk Assessment. Students will also gain experience presenting and providing written commentary (i.e., "Letter to the Editor") of published papers and be given the opportunity to submit their own commentary on current published literature.