The Global Health Case Competition offers students the unique opportunity to collaborate across multiple disciplines while addressing a real-world global health challenge. This competition is designed to provide Cornell undergraduate and graduate students from any academic major with the opportunity to form teams and explore global health through a diverse array of perspectives. Winners of the Cornell Global Health Case Competition will be given the opportunity to compete against students from all over the world at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition in the spring.

Who can participate?

Undergraduate and graduate students from any college are encouraged to apply. Participants have the option to sign up individually and be placed in a group at random, or form their own groups of three students. Groups must be comprised of students from a minimum of 2 different colleges/fields of study (e.g. public health, medicine, law, economics, engineering, etc.).

How to apply?

Applications for the Case Competition are available in the fall/winter. Contact for more information.

The 6th annual Global Health Case Competition took place Saturday, February 1st, 2020 in Warren Hall.

The Global Health Case Competition gives students from all backgrounds the opportunity to develop a realistic, innovative, and transdisciplinary solution to a global health problem. The competition allows students to build relationships with students of diverse majors, backgrounds and interests through teams composed of undergraduate and graduate students. We had over 80 students working together from across campus, excited to share their interdisciplinary solutions to the case. The winning team will head to Atlanta in March to compete at the International Case Competition at Emory University.

The Global Health Case Competition was both highly enjoyable and an invaluable learning experience for me! Working with students from various backgrounds and academic disciplines allowed me to see how very different perspectives can be brought together to solve a complex global health issue. The International Competition at Emory was similarly collaborative and provided me an excellent way to learn from leaders in the field as well as other students equally passionate about Global Health.

Sundus Ahmed '16
past participant in the Global Health Case Competition