CPH undergraduates win national trivia competition

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.

By: 

  • Mollie Wolfe
April 8, 2019
Casey Cen, Sarah Grim, Mindy Hoang, Maria Lucas, Nick Rushlow, Ajay Saraf and Elli Schwartz
Casey Cen, Sarah Grim, Mindy Hoang, Maria Lucas, Nick Rushlow, Ajay Saraf and Elli Schwartz

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.

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About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond.  The College’s divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy.   It is ranked 23rd among all colleges of public health in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, and also includes the top 7-ranked MHA degree program.  The College provides leadership and expertise for Ohio and the world through its Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES), Center for Public Health Practice, and the NCI-funded Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (CERTS).