William Kuang Yao Pan
William Kuang Yao Pan
Associate 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, Permar, SR, Ortiz, E, Berky, A, Woods, CW, Amouou, GF, Itell, H, Hsu-Kim, H, and Pan, W. "Mercury Exposure and Poor Nutritional Status Reduce Response to Six Expanded Program on Immunization Vaccines in Children: An Observational Cohort Study of Communities Affected by Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 4 (February 21, 2019).
Pizzitutti, F, Mena, CF, Feingold, B, and Pan, W. "Modeling asymptomatic infections and work-related human circulation as drivers of unstable malaria transmission in low-prevalence areas: a study in the Northern Peruvian Amazon." Acta Tropica (January 28, 2019).
Pan, WK, Seidman, JC, Ali, A, Hoest, C, Mason, C, Mondal, D, Knobler, SL, Bessong, P, and MAL-ED Network Investigators, . "Oral polio vaccine response in the MAL-ED birth cohort study: Considerations for polio eradication strategies." Vaccine 37, no. 2 (January 2019): 352-365.
Pizzitutti, F, Pan, W, Feingold, B, Zaitchik, B, Álvarez, CA, and Mena, CF. "Out of the net: An agent-based model to study human movements influence on local-scale malaria transmission." Plos One 13, no. 3 (January 2018): e0193493-null.
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).
An Early Warning System for Vector-borne Disease Risk in the Amazon awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia awarded by National Institutes of Health
GLHLTH 396: Connections in Global Health: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (GLHLTH 396: Connections in Global Health: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (ENERGY 795: Connections in Energy: 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 796: Connections in Global Health: Interdisciplinary Team Projects (GLHLTH 796: Connections in Global Health: Interdisciplinary Team Projects)
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)