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2020 Global Health Case Competition


Welcome to the 2020 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 13, from 5 PM - 7 PM at the Featheringill Hall Auditorium.

The Competition will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 9 AM - 2 PM at the Featheringill Hall Auditorium and Atrium. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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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 into 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. 

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 (9 AM - 2 PM). The top three winning teams will receive a prize.

The overall winning team attended the  2020 International Global Health Case Competition, held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia on March 13-14, 2020. 

Case Competition Planning Committee


  • Dr. Marie Martin
  • Dr. Brad Hawkins
  • Elizabeth Rose
  • Jessica Howard


  • Emmanuel Sackey
  • Emilio Loret de Mola

Case Writing Team

  • Sobana Balasubramanian (Team Lead)
  • Kevin Iforia
  • Aditi Deepak

Development & Logistics

  • Joyce Kariuki (Team Lead)

Marketing & Media

  • Caitlin Washburn (Team Lead)
  • Amanda Abraham
  • Klara Lou