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2019 Global Health Case Competition


Welcome to the 2019 Global Health Case Competition! We're excited you are interested in being part of this fabulous experience!

The Global Health Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem. 

View a presentation with additional information about the Case Competition.

The Case and Schedule of Events

The case topic is top-secret until the Reveal. All participants are required to attend the Reveal on Thursday, February 7 from 5pm-7pm at the Featheringill Hall Auditorium. BBQ will be served.

The Competition will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 9am-2pm at the Featheringill Hall Auditorium and Atrium. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Questions? Email 

2019 Case: Improving Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Care Through Expansion of Lwala's Health Services in Rural Kenya

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Participants compete in teams of 4-6 students. Each team must have at least three (3) different Vanderbilt or Meharry schools/colleges represented. Global health is an interdisciplinary field and draws its strength from a diversity of perspectives. Successful teams include undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from multiple backgrounds who each provide necessary insight to the issue. Medical knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

Students can register as a full team (4-6 students), a partial team (2-3 students), or individually. Partial teams and individuals will be placed on interdisciplinary teams and notified of their teammates the week before the Reveal. Register here!

Competing in and Winning the Competition

Teams will be divided into four 'tracks' on competition day. One winner will be selected from each track to compete in the final round. All participants should be present for the entire duration of the competition (8am-2pm). The top three winning teams will receive a prize.

The overall Winning Team will represent Vanderbilt at the  2019 International Global Health Case Competition held at Emory University on March 16-17 (costs are covered by SAC).

Case Competition Planning Committee

Case Competition Committee Co-Chairs
Taylor Matherly & Maris Paden

Committee Members

Minna Apostolova

Maria Ayub Silat

Sobana Balasubramamian

Emma Donahue

Ashley Hill

Rebecca Hollenberg

Jessica Kaplan

Anna Kuo

Caroline Lalla (Case-Writing Team Lead)

Elizabeth Leader

Emilio Loret de Mola (Marketing Team Lead)

Harriett Myers

Emmanuel Sackey

Sofia Shirley (Development Team Lead)

Allie Yan

Marie Martin & Elizabeth Rose