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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 Participant Documents

Case: Maternal Health Challenges in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps in Nigeria

Participant Handbook: to get a digital version of the participant handbook, click here

Program: To see the program, click here

Schedule of Events

The following events are mandatory in attendance: 

Case Reveal: 

  • When? Thursday, February 13, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Where? Featheringill Hall Auditorium


  • When? Saturday, February 22, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Where? Featheringill Hall Auditorium and Atrium
  • Food? light breakfast and lunch will be provided

Questions? Email 

Sign Up

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)
  • an individual

Partial teams and individuals will be placed on interdisciplinary teams and notified of their teammates the week before the Reveal.

Registration is now closed.

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