• Peter Miller

About Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS)

Our Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS) initiative harnesses the power of the university, bringing top-level research and athletics together.

We use three strategies to elevate a world-leading research and athletics enterprise.

BIOS connects

We serve as a bridge, purposefully connecting athletics, research, and innovation at UW.

BIOS catalyzes

We catalyze research and innovation by matching the interests of Badger athletics with leading sports scholars and trailblazers.

BIOS communicates

In concert with the Wisconsin Idea, we share what we’ve learned from sports research and innovation. BIOS shares with the UW athletic department, the UW-Madison campus, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond in order to “grow the good” of the world in and through sports.


Fall 2022 BIOS Events

*Check back for continued updates and events

9/20; 11 AM; Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center; UW Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Professor, Dr. Peter Miller and Associate Director of BIOS, Maria Dehnert; Reimagining athletics at the modern university: Research, innovation and the democratization of sport.


9/21; 7 PM; Heritage Hall; UW Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Professor, Dr. Peter Miller; Initial findings of the Wisconsin Coaching Project: Part 1.


10/13; 10 AM; Bennett Hall; University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities Assistant Professor, Dr. Christine Baugh; Challenges to Medical Decision-Making in the Athletics Context.


10/21; 2 PM Bennett Hall; UW Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Professor, Dr. Peter Miller; Initial findings of the Wisconsin Coaching Project: Part 2.


11/2; 12 PM; Heritage Hall; UW Kinesiology Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Julie Stamm; How many concussions have you had? Early lessons from a study of professional rugby players.



11/16; 12 PM; Heritage Hall; Director of Meditation Training, Chad McGehee and UW Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Professor, Dr. Andrew Watson; Meditation Training at UW: Translating Research into Practice.



Re-scheduled for later date; UW Department of Art History Professor and Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art, Dr. Faisal Abdu'Allah; Question issues of race and identity in relation to issues of cultural diversity and multiculturalism.


Can't make it in person but want to join virtually? Here's a Zoom link for BIOS events.


Do you have ideas for future BIOS speakers or topics? Contact Maria Dehnert.