The Global Health Case Competition is an exciting and unique opportunity for students at UAB to come together as multidisciplinary teams and propose innovative recommendations to a global health issue. All UAB students are encouraged to participate. Students can sign up as individuals or as a team. To register as a team, gather at least 4 students representing at least 3 UAB schools. An example for a team might be 1 graduate student from the SOPH, 1 undergraduate public health major, one enginnering major, and two graduate students from the Collat School of Business. 

2018 UAB Global Health Case

"Road Traffic Injuries in Granada, Nicaragua: Prevention, Safety and Emergency Response"


2018 UAB Global Health Case Competition


1st Place: Team Gang Green

Angela Chieh

Jana Ford

Janaki Kher

Vidushi Sinha

Yu-An Yang

Team Gang Green Finals

2nd Place: Team Global

Bijal Vashi

Mohamad Moughnyeh

Sufia Alam

Oumou Diabate

Team Global Finals

3rd Place: Team B'hamsters

Kane Agan

Alex Plazas

Khalid Freij

Kara Hofheins

Team B'hamsters Finals

Student Experience:

"...Working with other students from various educational backgrounds and  experiences was extremely rewarding and helped me grow in teamwork, critical thinking, and allowed me to utilize my problem solving skills from engineering. Each case was interesting because it encompassed problems from multiple angles including religion, education, culture, nutrition, medicine, and more. This really allowed students to think of solutions from a multi-dimensional perspective. Every student I know has fully enjoyed the competition and always looks forward to more competitions." - Priyanka Parajuli, UAB


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

1st Place Team-- $1,500

2nd Place Team-- $1,000

3rd Place Team-- $500

How does it work?

The case will be released via email to the team captains on Monday, January 29th at 5p.m. Teams will be assigned a faculty or professional mentor with whom they will be able to meet for 1 hour during the week of the case competition to get feedback on their ideas. Teams present their proposals during a 15 minute presentation on Saturday, February 3rd to a panel of judges followed by a 10 minute Q&A from the judges. Winning teams will be announced at a luncheon following the presentations

Dates & Events Information

Date Event Location Time
January 10, 2018 Informational RPHB 507

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

January 11, 2018 Informational RPHB 507

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

January 17, 2018 Online Registration Online

Opens at 8:00 a.m.

January 24, 2018

Team Meet & Greet RPHB 507 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

January 31, 2018

Case Competition Seminar RPHB 507 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

February 3, 2018

Case Competition Hill Student Center 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.