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Subhrendu Pattanayak

Professor, Public Policy, Environment and Global Health
Sanford School of Public Policy

(919) 613-9306

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Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Global Environmental Health: Economics and Policy

Social science perspective on global environmental health. Students will learn to identify primary environmental causes of high burden diseases such as malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory infections; describe how to measure socio-economic impacts of global environmental health diseases; discuss key policies to control global environmental health problems based on private prevention and therapeutic behaviors; and propose frameworks to empirically monitor and evaluate global environmental health policies. A sub-module will focus on climate change and water-borne diseases. Prerequisites: Intro course in statistics.

Course Notes:
Was: GLHLTH 238
UG/GRAD FALL 2016 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
PhD: Elective


Recent Publications

Wendland, KJ, SK Pattanayak, and EO Sills. 2015. Do national-level differences matter in the adoption of environmental health technologies? A cross-border comparison from Benin and Togo. Health Policy and Planning. 30 (2): 145-154.

Lewis, JJ, V Bhojvaid, N Brooks, I Das, MA Jeuland, O Patange, and SK Pattanayak. 2015. Piloting improved cookstoves in India. Journal of Health Communication. 20 (sup1), 28-42

Whitmee, S, C Beyrer, F Boltz, AG Capon, B Ferreira de Souza Dias, A Ezeh, H Frumkin, G Peng, P Head, R Horton, G Mace, R Marten, SS Myers, S Nishtar, SA Osofsky, SK Pattanayak, MJ Pongsiri, C Romanelli, A Soucat, J Vega, D Yach, and A Haines. 2015. Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: Report of the Rockefeller-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. Lancet. 386.10007: 1973-2028

Miteva, D., BC Murray, and SK Pattanayak. 2015. Do protected areas sequester blue carbon? A quasi-experimental analysis of mangroves in Indonesia. Ecological Economics. 119: 127-135

Sills, EO, D Herrera, AJ Kirkpatrick, A Brandão, R Dickson, S Hall, SK Pattanayak, D Shoch, M Vedoveto, L Young and A Pfaff. 2015. Impacts of a Local Forest Policy Innovation given Federal Policies: demonstrating synthetic control methods for transparent case comparisons. PLOS One. 10(7): e0132590

Jeuland, M, SK Pattanayak, and R Bluffstone. 2015. The economics of household air pollution. Annual Review of Resource Economics. 7(1): 81-108.

Miteva, D., C. Loucks, and SK Pattanayak. 2015. Environmental and social impacts of forest certification in Indonesia. PLOS One. 10(7): e0129675.

Dickinson, KL, SR Patil, SK Pattanayak, C. Poulos and JC Yang. 2015. Nature's Call: Health impacts of sanitation choices in Orissa, India. Economic Development and Cultural Change. 64 (1), 1-29

Arriagada, R., E Sills, PJ Ferraro, and SK Pattanayak. 2015. Do payments payoff? Evidence from participation in Costa Rica’s PES program? PLOS One. 10(7): e0131544

Ferraro, PJ, MM Hanauer, DA Miteva, J Nelson, SK Pattanayak, C Nolte, KRE Sims. 2015. Estimating the impacts of conservation on ecosystem services by integrating ecosystem service modeling and impact evaluation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112 (24) 7420-7425

Jeuland, M., V Bhojvaid, A Kar, J. Lewis, O. Patange, SK Pattanayak, N Ramanathan, I. Rehman, J. Tan Soo, and V. Ramanathan. 2015. "Preferences for improved cookstoves: Evidence from rural villages in north India. Energy Economics. 52: 287-298.

Whittington, D and SK Pattanayak. Forthcoming. Reflections on the Economic Analysis of Water Supply and Sanitation Investments. In A Dinar and K Schwabe (eds.). Handbook of Water Economics. Edward Elgar.

Bauch, SC, AM Birkenbach, SK Pattanayak, and E Sills. 2015. Public health benefits of ecosystem change in the Brazilian Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112 (24) 7414-7419.