Global Health

Global HealthThe health of individuals and populations depends greatly on where and how people live in the world. Access to quality health care, information about disease prevention and the environmental impact on health vary widely around the world. Global stability depends on the reduction of these and other health disparities.

Bass Connections in Global Health supports students and faculty working to address health disparities worldwide – including in the U.S. – through an integrated suite of education programs and activities on campus and in the field. Recognizing that a sustained comprehension of global health can come only through immersive experiences and collaboration with community partners, Bass Connections in Global Health offers opportunities for students – undergraduate through doctoral – to participate in coursework, experiential learning and field projects to find solutions to local and international health disparities.

Project Teams

Educational Pathways


In addition to project teams, Bass Connections in Global Health offers semester-long interdisciplinary courses.

Summer Program

The Student Research Training Program is an intensive experiential learning program that engages second- and third-year undergraduates in the development, implementation and assessment of a community-based global health project.

Major, Minor, Master’s Program, Certificate

The Duke Global Health Institute runs the Global Health undergraduate major and minor, the M.S. in Global Health program and the Global Health doctoral certificate.


Receive individualized guidance on how to incorporate Bass Connections into your Duke experience.

Student Stories

Check out students’ experiences in Global Health.

Theme Leadership

The Duke Global Health Institute runs the Bass Connections in Global Health theme. The theme is led by Mary Story, Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Global Health, and Associate Director for Academic Programs; and David Boyd, Hymowitz Professor of the Practice of Global Health.

At a Glance

Working creatively and collectively to address health disparities worldwide
11 project teams in 2017-18
9 interdisciplinary courses


Jan 24

All students are invited to learn more about the Bass Connections project teams for 2018-19. Team leaders, advisors and staff will be available to share information and answer questions. Stop by, enjoy a bite to eat and check out the new projects.

Jan 26

Would you like to gain more experience in mentoring undergraduates, managing complex projects, exploring beyond your discipline or working closely with faculty members and/or external partners? Join us for an info session with lunch. 

Feb 09

All Duke undergraduates and graduate/professional students are invited to join us for an info session that will include a general overview of Bass Connections as well as reflections from a panel of current and former student team members. Stick around afterward to chat with panelists and grab a quick snack!