William Kuang-Yao Pan

The Elizabeth Brooks Reid and Whitelaw Reid Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Global Environmental Health
Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

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.

DrPH 2003, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Selected Publications

Pizzitutti, Francesco, Carlos F. Mena, Beth Feingold, and William K. Pan. “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 197 (September 2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.01.022.
McCormick, Benjamin J. J., Stephanie A. Richard, Laura E. Caulfield, Laura L. Pendergast, Jessica C. Seidman, Beena Koshy, Reeba Roshan, et al. “Early Life Child Micronutrient Status, Maternal Reasoning, and a Nurturing Household Environment have Persistent Influences on Child Cognitive Development at Age 5 years: Results from MAL-ED..” The Journal of Nutrition 149, no. 8 (August 2019): 1460–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxz055.
Pray, Ian W., Claudio Muro, Ricardo Gamboa, Percy Vilchez, Wayne Wakeland, William Pan, William E. Lambert, Hector H. Garcia, Seth E. O’Neal, and Seth E. Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru. “Seasonal patterns in risk factors for Taenia solium transmission: a GPS tracking study of pigs and open human defecation in northern Peru..” Parasites & Vectors 12, no. 1 (July 16, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3614-5.
Berky, Axel J., Ian T. Ryde, Beth Feingold, Ernesto J. Ortiz, Lauren H. Wyatt, Caren Weinhouse, Heileen Hsu-Kim, Joel N. Meyer, and William K. Pan. “Predictors of mitochondrial DNA copy number and damage in a mercury-exposed rural Peruvian population near artisanal and small-scale gold mining: An exploratory study..” Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 60, no. 2 (March 2019): 197–210. https://doi.org/10.1002/em.22244.
Wyatt, Lauren, Sallie Robey Permar, Ernesto Ortiz, Axel Berky, Christopher W. Woods, Genevieve Fouda Amouou, Hannah Itell, Heileen Hsu-Kim, and William Pan. “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..” Int J Environ Res Public Health 16, no. 4 (February 21, 2019). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16040638.

Selected Grants

Duke University Program in Environmental Health awarded by National Institutes of Health 2013 - 2024

Duke CTSA (KL2) awarded by National Institutes of Health 2018 - 2023

Duke CTSA (TL1) awarded by National Institutes of Health 2018 - 2023