William Pan

William.pan@duke.edu
NSOE; DGHI

 

Location 1

Research Location
Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, & Tanzania

Research Objective
The Malnutrition and Enteric Diseases (MAL-ED) program studies the relationship between malnutrition and intestinal infections and the consequences of these conditions on various aspects of child development.

Collaborating Institution
Johns Hopkins University, Foundation of the National Institutes of Health, University of Virginia

Funding Source/Sponsor
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Students Involved
No

 

Location 2

Research Location
Brazil, Ecuador, & Peru

Research Objective
The objective of the Land Use, Climate and Infections in Western Amazonia (LUCIA) project(1) to understand local drivers and project plausible scenarios of Land Use in western Amazonia, including population pressures, considered as a set of local processes that contribute to global environmental change; (2) o analyze current and future vulnerabilities of selected socio-ecological systems (SES) in the western Amazonia region (Brazil, Peru, Ecuador) to the impacts of global  environmentalchange; and (3) To  develop  a  multidimensional  metric  of socioenvironmental  vulnerability,  composed  of aggregate indicators, incorporating downscaled climatechangeand LULCCscenarios to support policy making for that region.

Collaborating Institution
Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil); Universidad San Francisco de Quito (UFSQ in Quito, Ecuador); Universidad Peruana Cayetano-Heredia (UPCH in Lima, Peru)

Funding Source/Sponsor
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Students Involved
Beth Feingold (Postdoctoral Associate) & Jessica Cain (MEM)

 

Location 3

Research Location
Brazil, Zambia, & South Africa

Research Objective
The Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS TB Epidemic (CREATE) mission is to reduce death and disease from Tuberculosis in populations with high rates of HIV AIDS.  Representing researchers, clinicians, policy makers, AIDS/TB control programs, and the community at large, the CREATE Consortium is implementing research studies to assess the impact of bold, new public health paradigms for controlling the AIDS/TB epidemic.

Collaborating Institution
Johns Hopkins University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, & Zambia AIDS Related Tuberculosis Project (ZAMBART)

Funding Source/Sponsor
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Students Involved
No

 

Location 4

Research Location
Eldoret, Kenya

Research Objective
To determine the etiology of pediatric febrile illness in western Kenya to develop new algorithms for screening patients for treatment.

Collaborating Institution
Moi University School of Medicine

Funding Source/Sponsor
DGHI Pilot Project

Students Involved
No

 

Location 5

Research Location
Iquitos, Peru (2 Projects)

Research Objectives
Project 1:  To study the relationship between changes in climate and land use, mosquito density, and human malaria risk.

Project 2:  To develop initial models to test the feasibility of creating an early warning system for malaria in the Amazon.

Collaborating Institution
Project 1:  Asociacion Benefica PRISMA (AB PRISMA), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), and Direccion Reional de Salud (DIRESA-Loreto)

Project 2:  AB PRISMA, Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Direccion Regional de Salud (DIRESA-Loreto), and US Naval Medical Research Unite #6 (NAMRU-6)

Funding Source/Sponsor
Project 1:  NICHD

Project 2:  NASA

Students Involved
Project 1 :  Justin Lana & Sheng Liu (Global Health); Anibal Huayanay & Silvia Rengifo (Universidad Peruana de Amazonia)

Project 2:  Beth Feingold (Global Health); Denis Valle & Victoria Shelus (NSOE); Allison Chang (Durham Academy)

 

Location 6

Research Location
Madre de Dios, Peru (3 projects)

Research Objective
Project 1:  To study the impact from the recently constructed Inter-oceanic Highway on environmental, demographic, and health characteristics of families living int he region.

Project 2:  To develop model scenarios of human vulnerability emerging infections in the western Amazon Basin due to changes in climate and land use.

Project 3:  To measure and predict the level of mercury exposure and identify the major health issues among persons living in the Madre de Dios watershed.  To better understand the diversification of livelihoods among persons living in the watershed.

Collaborating Institution
Project 1:  La Asociacion para la Conservacion de la Cuenca Amazonica (ACCA), NAMRU-6, DIRESA – Madre de Dios, UNC Chapel Hill, JHU

Project 2: Universidade Federal do Minas Gerais (UFMG – Brazil), Universidad Peruana Cayetano-Heredia (UPCH – Peru), Universidad San Fancisco de Quito (Ecuador)

Project 3:  Duke Global Health Institute, Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, Madre de Dios Ministry of Health (DIRESA), Ministry of Environment (MINAM), & Centro Nacional de Salud Ocupacional y Proteccíon del Ambiente Para la Salud (CENSOPAS)

Funding Source/Sponsor
Project 1:  DuPRI (Duke Population Research Institute), UNC Center for Global Health, Hopkins Population Center

Project 2:  Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

Project 3:  DGHI-PRATT Pilot project, Bass Connections Project, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

Students Involved
Project 1:  Beth Feingold (Global Health), Gabriela Salmon-Mulanovich (JHSPH)

Project 2:  No

Project 3:  Sarah Diringer (Pratt), Lauren Wyatt (NSOE), Jessica Cain (MEM), Axel Berkley (MEM), Dominic Lucero (MScGH), Christina Chao (MScGH), Laura Rogers (Undergrad), Charlotte Lee (Undergrad), and Laura Mistretta (Undergrad)

 

Location 7

Research Location
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Research Objective
To determine environmental risk factors for the development of mental health disorders in Puerto Rican adolescents living in NYC and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Collaborating Institution
Harvard University, University of Puerto Rico

Funding Source/Sponsor
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH – NIH)

Students Involved
No

 

Website
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/people/faculty/pan-william
https://nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/pan
http://mal-ed.fnih.org
http://www.fnih.org/work/key-initiatives/mal-ed
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/projects/mal-ed-global-network-study-malnutrition-and-enteric-diseases
http://www.tbhiv-create.org/
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/projects/create-consortium-respond-effectively-aids-tb-epidemic
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/projects/population-environment-dynamics-influencing-malaria-risk-peruvian-amazon
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/projects/development-detection-and-early-warning-system-malaria-risk-amazon
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/projects/evaluating-impact-mercury-contamination-human-and-environmental-health-madre-de-dios
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/projects/effects-social-contest-culture-and-minority-status-depression-and-anxiety

 

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