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Each January, UCLA's annual Global Health Case Competition brings together multidisciplinary teams of students from across UCLA to network, collaborate, and develop innovative solutions to a complex global health problem. Teams are built around 4-6 students from at least three different UCLA schools (undergraduate, medical, public health, business, law, etc). The winning team advances to the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition held in March in Atlanta, GA.

Students begin preparing the case competition in November; there are two co-coordinator leadership positions.

2023 competition 

Three teams from across the university participated in this year’s competition, which focused on preventing and treating obstetric fistulae in India.

students presenting at case competition

The winning team spanned the university and included medical, public health, and undergraduate students. Jeronimo Maradiaga (David Geffen School of Medicine); Shiou Udagawa, Mohammad Khorgamphar, and Marius Corwin (Fielding School of Public Health); and Rahil Modi and Anthony Li (College of Letters and Science) will move on to compete for a cash prize at the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition March 10–18, 2023. 

the winning team

The 2023 winning team, L to R: S. Udagawa, R. Modi, M. Corwin, A. Li, M. Khorgamphar, and J. Maradiaga

Why get involved?

Challenge your problem-solving skills
First-year medical students Amara Onyiah and Jeronimo Maradiaga talk about what they learned as participants
Build your leadership experience
2023 co-coordinators Joanna Curry and Sanah Vohra and 2022 coordinator Mira Ramesh explain what makes the competition so special
Work on a multidisciplinary team
Anderson student Yuling Tsui, MPH candidate Arnold Dimas, and PhD candidate Aliya Lakhani share their motivation for joining
Apply your learning to real-world situations
Undergraduate students Ava Adlao and Rahil Modi discuss their interest in the competition

How to join 

If you're interested in helping lead the 2024 case competition, email Vijeta Vaswani, GHP Program Coordinator, at in September 2023. Two co-coordinator positions are open each year.

If you'd like to join as a participant/competitor, check this website at the beginning of December for information on how to apply. 

student co-coordinators
2023 co-coordinators Joanna Curry and Sanah Vohra 
winning team celebrates
The winning team celebrates their victory