Precision Health and Medicine Bass Connections Team

CAGPM has partnered with Bass Connections to form the Enabling Precision Health and Medicine Bass Connections team.

Students will be immersed in team-based experiential learning environments to research and design clinical tests to meet real-world needs of patients in the Duke Health System. The teams will provide students with rich learning experiences in the areas of precision health and medicine essential to the development and translation of new clinical tools.

2019-2020 Team

The 2019-2020 Enabling Precision Health & Medicine Bass Connections Team will work to develop the infrastructure for the WearDuke Initiative – a campus initiative that will used digital-based wearable technologies to help students monitor their health-related behaviors and establish healthy habits that will benefit them both at Duke and beyond.

In fall 2019, the team will launch a pilot study in one residence hall focused on sleep behaviors to assess the feasibility of the project. They will monitor enrollment, drop-out rates and participation levels over the school year. They will also work to expand and improve the companion-based app developed by the 2018-2019 Bass Connections team and develop educational resources and interventions to prepare for the second, larger pilot study in fall 2020.

2018-2019 Team

The 2018-19 Precision Health & Medicine Bass Connections Teams will focus on the challenges in developing applications to support healthy living and improve patient care. The project team will be split into two sub-teams.

Team 1 will develop the infrastructure for a new campus initiative to promote health awareness and engagement, establish healthy behaviors, and enable student-centered research and learning opportunities. The initiative will initially focus on sleep behaviors and health. The team will work on the selection of a web/app-based platform to enable collection of sleep and demographic data and dissemination of educational content and activities to promote healthy sleep behavior for a select group of students

Team 2 will assess public awareness, perceived value, and usability of MeTree, a digital family health history software platform that was recently integrated into the Duke electronic health record. They will develop novel research projects to better understand opportunities for expansion and potential barriers to utilization by different patient populations.

Related Links

Bass Connections Virtual Showcase: "Promoting Wellness through Mobile Health Technology"
Ready, Set, WearDuke
Dream More: WearDuke
Bass Connections team tackles precision health, medicine
2017-2018 Bass Connections projects
Bass Connections


Promoting Wellness Through Mobile Health Technology in a College Student Population: Protocol Development and Pilot Study


Susanne Haga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Education
(919) 684-0325