2017 Results


Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped to make possible the 2017 U of M Global Health Case Competition! Thirteen teams spent the week immersed in the global topic of sex trafficking, seeking local solutions for the city of Atlanta. On January 28, they made their presentations to an expert panel of judges. The winning team will go on to compete in at the International Emory Global Health Case Competition at the end of March. We applaud the teams' outstanding effort!

A special thanks to our 2017 University of Minnesota judging team: Floro Balato, Jr., Zobeida Bonilla, Monique Drier, Karin Hamilton, Heidi Kopischke, Lauren Martin, Tricia Todd, Patrick Williams

First place Team

Six students holding Global Health Case Competition certificates

Congratulations to Team 4 for their first place win at the fourth annual U of M Global Health Case Competition! The team will be competing in the Emory International Global Health Case Competition at the end of March.

  • Mara Smith (Nursing)
  • Noureldin Saad (Public Health)
  • Iana Panovkina (Nursing)
  • Brendan Coutu (Medical School)
  • Yasmeen Saad (Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences)
  • Spencer Cahoon (Public Health)
  • Team Coach: Linda Frizzell (School of Public Health)

Runners Up - Team 12

Four students holding certificates
  • Carrie Degerness (Nursing)
  • Natalie Loots (Public Health)
  • Pam Potempa-Rivers (Liberal Arts)
  • Maya Rivera (Public Health)
  • Team Coach: Megan Voorhees (Institute on the Environment)

Runners Up - Team 10

Five students posing
  • Sheila Kennedy (Nursing)
  • Sarah Lentz (Biological Sciences)
  • Anshumaan Atriwal (Management)
  • Christy Choi (Pharmacy)
  • Olasunmbo Okedele (Public Health)
  • Team Coach: Fred Rose (Institute on the Environment)


Eight people standing near sign that says Case Competition
  • Floro Balato, Jr., International Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Senior Immigration Officer at the Philippine Bureau of Immigration
  • Zobeida Bonilla, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
  • Monique Drier, Joint Community Police Partnership Supervisor, Hennepin County
  • Karin Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Heidi Kopischke, West Metro Regional Navigator, The Link
  • Lauren Martin, Director of Research, UROC/University of Minnesota; Affiliate Faculty, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Tricia Todd, Assistant Director, Health Careers Center; Instructor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • Patrick Williams, MPH Student, School of Public Health