Bass Connections brings together Duke faculty and students to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.


Fragmentation in healthcare is a major barrier to high-quality care. Seven undergraduate members of a Bass Connections team traveled to China to learn about healthcare infrastructure and the use of technology to bridge gaps.

John Benhart ’19 shares his insights from a Bass Connections project, and announces the team’s new website to connect consumers, producers and advocates with information on waste management practices that are environmentally responsible and technologically innovative.

Agriculture has to be part of the conversation around climate change. A Bass Connections team examined animal husbandry in five countries and did field research on North Carolina farms. They hope to enact U.S. policy change that results in more sustainable animal waste management and healthier meat production processes.


Nov 28
Barak Richman

This is the final public lecture in the Network Analysis and Social Policy series hosted by the Networks of Cooperation and Conflict in the Middle East Bass Connections team.

Dec 01

This interdisciplinary symposium will highlight recent advances in our understanding of the effects of exercise and physical activity on brain function and health.

Jan 18
Edward Balleisen

Capitalism depends on trust, and so always creates opportunities for economic deception. As a result of America’s embrace of innovation and openness to the slick sell, the avenues for duplicity have been especially broad in the modern United States.