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 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 global health challenges.

Learn more at our Bass Connections in Global Health website.

Educational Pathways

Students can get involved in the Global Health theme through a variety of activities. Interested students are encouraged to enroll in one of the gateway courses or attend Bass Connection events throughout the academic year.


In addition to project teams, Bass Connections in Global Health offers two semester-long interdisciplinary courses in the Fall; there are also several related courses of interest.


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

Student Stories

Check out students’ experiences in Global Health.

Theme Leader

Bass Connections in Global Health is led by Mary Story, Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Global Health, and Associate Director for Academic Programs.

At a Glance

Working creatively and collectively to address health disparities worldwide
9 project teams in 2016-17
2 interdisciplinary courses


Mar 01
Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson, a faculty mentor for PebblePad, will walk you through creating your first portfolio items in PebblePad, plus how to create assignments for students (or others) to complete.

Mar 08
Molly Griffith and Zapoura Newton-Calvert

Molly Griffith (Associate Director, Office of Academic Innovation) and Zapoura Newton-Calvert (Faculty in Residence for Engagement) will reveal some of the professional portfolios being developed by students, speak to the kinds of departments and organizations using PebblePad on campus and explore how PebblePad is implemented in the classroom.

Mar 28
Elise Mueller and Denise Comer

Join mentors Elise Mueller and Denise Comer for an advanced training session. It will cover how to organize collaboration in PebblePad (e.g., student group work or materials for multi-instructor courses), as well as how to use sets in Atlas to organize peer review.