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The Ohio State University, Mercyhurst University Students Win in Saint Louis Public Health Scholar Bowl

A team of undergraduate students from The Ohio State University took home first place in the case study competition at the 2017 Public Health Scholar Bowl at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice on Saturday, April 1.

Now in its fifth year, the Public Health Scholar Bowl at Saint Louis University is an opportunity for undergraduate students to test their public health knowledge, connect with their peers, and compete for cash prizes of up to $1,000 in a quiz bowl competition and a case study challenge.

The quiz bowl competition winners were Mercyhurst University, first place, and Johns Hopkins University, second place. Macalester University took home second in the case competition.

The Mercyhurst public health scholar bowl team competing in the final round of quiz bowl at Saint Louis University's Undergraduate Public Health Scholar Bowl

Mercyhurst University clinched first place in the final round of the quiz bowl competition.

“Scholar Bowl is organized with the vision and purpose of engaging our students in conversation on important public health issues. This year’s theme was mental health. We increasingly recognize the importance to of drawing attention to this part of public health, which too often has not been factored in to the way we address health issues,” says Collins Airhihenbuwa, Ph.D., dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice. Brian Boutwell, Ph.D., professor of criminology and criminal justice at the College, gave the keynote speech.

In addition to the winners, teams from across the country participated in this year’s event:

  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • DePaul University
  • George Washington University
  • Kent State University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Truman State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of St. Thomas Saint Paul

Sign up for the SLU Scholar Bowl e-mail list to receive details on the 2018 scholar bowl and registration. View photos from the 2017 competition.

About the College for Public Health and Social Justice

The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice is the only academic unit of its kind, studying social, environmental and physical influences that together determine the health and wellbeing of people and communities. 

It also is the only accredited school or college of public health among nearly 250 Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States. Guided by a mission of social justice and focus on finding innovative and collaborative solutions for complex health problems, the College offers nationally recognized programs in public health, social work, health administration, applied behavior analysis, and criminology and criminal justice.