The 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.
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.
- Enroll in a Global Health course
- Join a Bass Connections in Global Health project team
- Declare a Global Health major or minor
- Pursue the Master of Science in Global Health
- Apply for the Global Health Doctoral Certificate
- Participate in the Global Health Journal Club
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.
Check out students’ experiences in Global Health.
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.