Enabling Precision Health and Medicine (2020-2021)

WearDuke is a campus initiative that aims to promote such health awareness and engagement by helping Duke students establish healthy behaviors and enabling student-centered research and learning opportunities. Initially focusing on sleep behaviors and health, WearDuke is in its first pilot in a single first-year residence hall with the goal of expanding to the entire incoming first-year class in 2022-2023.

Building on the work of the 2019-2020 team, this project team developed and improved the infrastructure, analytical methods and intervention strategies for the WearDuke initiative in preparation for the program’s expansion.

Team members reviewed data and progress from WearDuke’s pilot studies to determine the most effective strategies for implementing the program on a much larger scale. The team also worked to develop and improve a web/app-based platform to enable the collection of sleep and demographic data and improve the dissemination of educational content and activities to promote healthy behaviors. The team identifyied and developed educational resources to promote knowledge of the benefits of adequate sleep, healthy eating and exercise, and work with other campus groups to fill in identified gaps in student support or activities.


Summer 2020 – Spring 2021

Team Outputs

Sarah J Bond, Nathan Parikh, Shrey Majmudar, Sabrina Pin, Christine Wang, Lauren Willis, Susanne B Haga. 2022. A Systematic Review of the Scope of Study of mHealth Interventions for Wellness and Related Challenges in Pediatric and Young Adult Populations. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics.

Measuring Health Behavior with Wearables (2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase)

WearDuke: Promoting Wellness Through Mobile Health Technology in a College Student Population (poster by Christine Wang, Sarah Bond, Shrey Majmudar, Nathan Parikh and Sabrina Pin (runner up, Bass Connections Poster Competition, Judges’ Selection)


Sarah Bond


WearDuke Infomercial Fall 2020

This Team in the News

Bass Connections Team Publishes Study on Mobile Health Interventions in Pediatric and Young Adult Populations

Senior Spotlight: Reflections from the Class of 2021

Duke Innovates Together to Advance Health Care

See earlier related team, Enabling Precision Health and Medicine (2019-2020).


Image: Members of the 2018-2019 team display their Apple watches with the WearDuke app.


Team Leaders

  • Susanne Haga, Sanford School of Public Policy|School of Medicine-Population Health Sciences
  • Ryan Shaw, School of Nursing

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Sarah Bond, Public Policy Studies (AB), Global Health (AB2)
  • Shrey Majmudar, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Nathan Parikh, Biomedical Engineering (BSE), Computer Science (BS2)
  • Sabrina Pin, Computer Science (BS)
  • Christine Wang, Computer Science (BS), Psychology (BS2)
  • Lauren Willis, Biology (BS), Evolutionary Anthropology(BS2)

/yfaculty/staff Team Members

  • Geoffrey Ginsburg, School of Medicine-Medicine: Cardiology