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Working With Communities to Save Lives and the Environment

Duke Professor Bill Pan’s efforts in Central and Latin America aim to reduce disease and deforestation.

Bill Pan’s multiple research projects in Central and Latin America – in Ecuador, Peru and the Amazon – address disease from an interdisciplinary and interconnected approach that relies on partnerships with people on the ground. This close connection can reveal how people’s health can be affected by on-the-ground decisions.