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Case Competition

The Global Health Case Competition is an innovative student competition that rallies graduate and undergraduate students from various UK colleges to form interdisciplinary teams that develop strategies to address a critical global health challenge.  

These strategies are presented to a panel of judges and the top team is selected to advance to the International Emory Global Health Case Competition at Emory University, where students will face teams from 23 other universities and compete for the first-place prize of $6,000.  

Important Information

  • Contact to volunteer and learn more: Alison C. Salyer, Global Health Coordinator, at
  • Registration 2018 opens in October – check in with us then!

Congratulations to the winning team of the 2017 Global Health Case Competition!

Luke Archer, College of Arts and Sciences
Yujie Ding, College of Arts and Sciences
Kara Jolly, College of Medicine
Carine Malekera, Colleges of Health Sciences and Public Health
Kandice Roberts, College of Medicine
Tina Trieu, College of Pharmacy

Additional Information

Who can participate?

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at UK are invited to participate. Teams should be comprised of four to six students and at least 3 schools should be represented. After you register and are selected, members will be randomly assigned to teams. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate. Students who wish to participate may come from any UK college, but experience or interest in global health is crucial. 

How many students can participate?

Teams will be randomly formed, and made up of 4-6 students, each team representing a minimum of 3 colleges. The maximum amount of teams will be 18.

What is the time commitment for participants?

The case will be released the week of the competition. Presentations will be due on the morning of the Saturday competition. Once the case is released, each team may decide when and how much to work on its presentation. There will be a team work day held the Friday before the competition. Teams are encouraged to stay after the competition on Saturday for networking and social activities. 

What was the topic of the 2017 case?

For the 2017 scenario, students served as a multidisciplinary consultant team to the President of Honduras, in an effort to reduce gun violence in the country. Honduras has been declared the most violent country in the world due to a devastatingly high murder rate. A competition was held that allowed the great minds of the nation, and the world, to come together and design a solution to the violence they face on a daily basis.

How do I register for the case competition?

Registration for the 2018 competition will open later this year. Check back here for further instructions, coming soon.

What is the Emory Global Health Case Competition?

For more information regarding the 2017 competition at Emory University, visit here or watch the video below.