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2021 Global Health Case Competition


Welcome to the 2021 Virtual Global Health Case Competition! We're so excited that you are interested in being part of this incredible virtual 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. 

 Click here to learn more about the Global Health Case Competition 

 Click here to learn more about the Emory Global Health Case Competition

Important Dates 

The case topic is top-secret until the Case Reveal. All participants are required to attend the virtual Case Reveal on Saturday, February 13, from 5 PM - 7 PM CST. More details will be communicated closer to the event.

The Competition will be held on Saturday, February 20, from 8 AM - 2 PM CST over zoom. Due to increased registrations than anticipated, the competition might extend until 3 pm CST. If you have any questions at all, please email us: 

2021 Case: Addressing Challenges to Provision of Mental Health Care in Nashville's Foreign-Born Populations

Competition Logistics 

Teams will be divided into  '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 (8 AM - 3 PM CST). Teams will give a 10 minute prerecorded presentation followed by a Q&A session from the judges. If selected to move to the final round, teams will be expected to give a live presentation for the judges. The top three winning teams will receive a prize.

All Logistics for Case Reveal and Case Competition will be sent over email and through the slack group. Instructions on how to join the slack group will be sent to all those who have successfully registered. 

The overall winning team will attend the 2021 International Global Health Case Competition, held virtually on March 12 - 21, 2021

Case Competition FAQ Virtual Format 

Do I need to be on campus for this event?
     *   No, the event is completely virtual
I registered as an individual – when will I get my team?
     *   You will receive your team by 2/6 2021
How long will the event last?
     *   8 am -3 pm CST on Competition day 
     *   5-7 pm CST for Case Reveal
I cannot make it to the Reveal, can I still compete?
     *   Attendance is expected at both events. However, we understand that some people have conflicts that cannot be moved. It will be your responsibility to communicate with all of your teammates if you cannot be present at the Reveal, and continue to participate and communicate in the week between the reveal and the competition.
Who will the judges be?
     *   We have an esteemed panel of judges who are all subject matter experts in our case topic and in global health. The judges will be revealed on the Competition day.
What platforms is the event using?
     *   We are using Slack for communication, Google Drive to host participant materials, and Zoom for the actual event. If you have registered, you will receive an email inviting you to join the Slack group which contains further FAQ and logistics for Competition Day. If you have registered and have not received these materials contact
Will I need to prerecord my presentation, or do it live?
     *   You will pre record your 10 minute presentation for the first round, but you also need to be prepared to present live with your slides in case of any technical difficulties. If you advance to the final round, you will present live.
How many finalists are there?
     *   There will be five teams advancing to the final round. The top 3 winning teams will each receive cash prizes, and the top team will represent Vanderbilt at the international GHCC at Emory University.
I found out I have a conflict and can no longer participate 
     *   Contact us at

Case Competition Planning Committee

A big thanks to everyone on the committee working tirelessly to plan the Competition! 


  • Elizabeth Rose
  • Dr. Marie Martin
  • Raphael Abayateye
  • Dr. Brad Hawkins


  • Caitlin Washburn
  • Sobana Balasubramanian

Case Writing Team

  • Kevin Ifiora (Team Lead)
  • Aditi Deepak (Team Lead)
  • Anish Raman
  • Wilma Wilmayani

Development Team

  • Bethlehem Daniel (Team Lead)
  • Duretti Ahmad
  • Janet Mariadoss

Logistics & Coordination

  • Hilly Yehoshua (Team Lead)
  • Victoria Umutoni
  • Angus Chatham

Marketing & Media

  • Emma Dahill (Team Lead)
  • Rebecca Lee
  • Jeremy Chiang