A team of College of Public Health students won first place in the Quiz Bowl Competition at the Undergraduate Public Health Scholar Bowl hosted by Saint Louis University.
The team, made up of Casey Cen, Sarah Grim, Mindy Hoang, Maria Lucas, Nick Rushlow, Ajay Saraf and Elli Schwartz, won the grand prize of $1,000. They were coached by doctoral student Brent Emerson and doctoral candidate Robert Hood.
The Scholar Bowl is an annual national competition for undergraduate students interested in public health. Teams compete in two types of competitions: a quiz bowl and trivia round, followed by a case competition in which students must develop a creative solution to a public health issue presented.
The Ohio State team won three of the four matches against Macalester College, Kent State University and Lindenwood University during the quiz bowl. For the case competition, the team created a program to reduce infant mortality through improved maternal nutrition in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus.