Affiliation: DGHI Faculty

William K. Pan

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Room 227 Trent Hall and A355 LSRC
Office Phone:  919-681-1021
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2019):


Nicholas School of the Environment
Topical Interests:

environmental health
global climate change
land use and sprawl
landscape dynamics
population growth
Geographical Interests:

Latin America
Areas of Interest:

International Health
Spatial Analysis
Multilevel Models
Global Environmental Health

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Pizzitutti, F; Mena, CF; Feingold, B; 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, 2019) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Pan, WK; Seidman, JC; Ali, A; Hoest, C; Mason, C; Mondal, D; Knobler, SL; Bessong, P; MAL-ED Network Investigators,, Oral polio vaccine response in the MAL-ED birth cohort study: Considerations for polio eradication strategies., Vaccine, vol. 37 no. 2 (January, 2019), pp. 352-365 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Pizzitutti, F; Pan, W; Feingold, B; Zaitchik, B; Álvarez, CA; Mena, CF, Out of the net: An agent-based model to study human movements influence on local-scale malaria transmission., Plos One, vol. 13 no. 3 (January, 2018), pp. e0193493 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Wyatt, L; Ortiz, EJ; Feingold, B; Berky, A; Diringer, S; Morales, AM; Jurado, ER; Hsu-Kim, H; 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, vol. 14 no. 12 (December, 2017) [doi]  [abs]
  5. 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; MAL-ED Network Investigators, , Vaccine coverage and adherence to EPI schedules in eight resource poor settings in the MAL-ED cohort study., Vaccine, vol. 35 no. 3 (January, 2017), pp. 443-451 [doi]  [abs]

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