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Hopkins Sends a Team to the 2013 Emory Global Health Case Competition

TeamPhotoThe Center for Global Health is pleased to announce that a team from Hopkins will be competing in the 2013 Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 21 - 23. The International Emory Global Health Case Competition provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple universities and disciplines to come together to learn about and formulate recommendations for 21st century global health problems. The international global health case competition brings together students from around the world and participants must represent at least three different disciplines.

Meet the Team:

KWangKevin Wang, Krieger School of Arts & Science (Public Health Studies), Undergraduate

Aaron Chang, Whiting School of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering), Undergraduate

Aaron has designed a couple of medical devices and am currently working on two - one to improve defibrillator efficacy and one to improve and automate malnutrition assessments for Doctors Without Borders. He is also involved in some anti-human trafficking work through some local organizations.

Collin Weinberger, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Masters in Public Health (interdepartmental), Graduate

Collin has about seven years work experience in a variety of areas in global health. For the past four years, he has worked at the Institute of Medicine's Board on Global Health doing health policy research, most recently as a research associate on the project staff for the IOM's global evaluation of PEPFAR. He also worked on a 2010 IOM report on CVD prevention in developing countries, and on the IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats. Prior to IOM, he worked at a global health communications and advocacy consulting firm in New York and also spent a little more than a year as a volunteer for Socios en Salud/Partners in Health in Lima, Peru.


Nidhi Khurana, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Masters of Science in Public Health (International Health-Health Systems), Graduate Student

Nidhi has an MBA with many years in business research and strategy consulting, and now intends to do more public health focused work, specifically related to healthcare financing in developing countries. She is from New Delhi, India.


Matthew Lindsley, School of Nursing/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Masters of Science in Nursing (Environmental Health Sciences)/Masters in Public Health (interdepartmental), Graduate

Matt is an MSN/MPH- Occupational and Environmental Health NIOSH scholar. Before coming to Hopkins he was a clinic nurse at the Baltimore City Health Dept Eastern Health Center: STD/HIV/TB Clinic on North Caroline St. Prior to that he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru.


Stephanie Van Dyke, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Masters in Public Health (interdepartmental), Graduate

Stephanie recently graduated as rural family medicine physician from Oregon. She co-founded a health clinic in Uganda and continues to help manage it.

Meet the Coach:


Richard Morrow, MD, MPH, is the coach for the 2013 Hopkins Case Competition Team. From 1991 to the present, he has been Professor of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Morrow is widely known for his expertise in the design and implementation of quality assurance management methods for developing countries; the development of burden of disease measures and their use in health planning and health sector reform; epidemiological methods for field trials for malaria and other tropical diseases in developing countries including Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Brazil, and Argentina., and on innovative approaches to community interventions. 

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