William Kuang Yao Pan
William Kuang Yao Pan
Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Health
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.
In The News
Wyatt, L, Ortiz, EJ, Feingold, B, Berky, A, Diringer, S, Morales, AM, Jurado, ER, Hsu-Kim, H, and Pan, W. "Spatial, Temporal, and Dietary Variables Associated with Elevated Mercury Exposure in Peruvian Riverine Communities Upstream and Downstream of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining." International journal of environmental research and public health 14, no. 12 (December 15, 2017).
Hoest, C, Seidman, JC, Lee, G, Platts-Mills, JA, Ali, A, Olortegui, MP, Bessong, P, Chandyo, R, Babji, S, Mohan, VR, Mondal, D, Mahfuz, M, Mduma, ER, Nyathi, E, Abreu, C, Miller, MA, Pan, W, Mason, CJ, Knobler, SL, and MAL-ED Network Investigators, . "Vaccine coverage and adherence to EPI schedules in eight resource poor settings in the MAL-ED cohort study." Vaccine 35, no. 3 (January 2017): 443-451.
Pan, WK, and López-Carr, D. "Land use as a mediating factor of fertility in the Amazon." Population and Environment 38, no. 1 (September 2016): 21-46.
Lee, C, Whetten, K, Omer, S, Pan, W, and Salmon, D. "Hurdles to herd immunity: Distrust of government and vaccine refusal in the US, 2002-2003." Vaccine 34, no. 34 (July 2016): 3972-3978.
Miranda, JJ, Bernabé-Ortiz, A, Diez-Canseco, F, Málaga, G, Cárdenas, MK, Carrillo-Larco, RM, Lazo-Porras, M, Moscoso-Porras, M, Pesantes, MA, Ponce, V, Araya, R, Beran, D, Busse, P, Boggio, O, Checkley, W, García, PJ, Huicho, L, León-Velarde, F, Lescano, AG, Mohr, DC, Pan, W, Peiris, D, Perel, P, Rabadán-Diehl, C, Rivera-Chira, M, Sacksteder, K, Smeeth, L, Trujillo, AJ, Wells, JCK, Yan, LL, García, HH, and Gilman, RH. "Towards sustainable partnerships in global health: the case of the CRONICAS Centre of Excellence in Chronic Diseases in Peru." Globalization and health 12, no. 1 (June 2, 2016): 29-. (Review)
GW150184 Mitochondrial dysfunction and Gulf War Illness awarded by United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia awarded by National Institutes of Health
An Early Warning System for Vector-borne Disease Risk in the Amazon awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Duke University Program in Environmental Health awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
ARTS&SCI 795: Bass Connections: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ARTS&SCI 795: Bass Connections: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
GLHLTH 393: Research Independent Study in Global Health (GLHLTH 393: Research Independent Study in Global Health)
GLHLTH 791: Independent Study in Global Health (GLHLTH 791: Independent Study in Global Health)
ENVIRON 637S: Population and Environmental Dynamics Influencing Health (ENVIRON 637S: Population and Environmental Dynamics Influencing Health)
area(s) of expertiseClimate Change Environmental Health Land Use Population Growth Advisor: ENV Doctoral Program
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DrPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003)