Founded in 2006, Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) works with students, faculty, and partners to bring into focus the health challenges faced by individuals and underserved communities around the world. The principles that guide EGHI’s work include equity, innovation, and commitment to delivering global health programs. EGHI’s mission harnesses the power of a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and solving current and complex global health issues. With a focus on cultivating the next generation of global health leaders, catalyzing evidence-based data into action, linking global health stakeholders, and sharing Emory’s scientific eminence with the world. EGHI looks forward to continuing the important work of uniting learners and leaders to improve health equity worldwide.
The EGHI Global Health Hackathon is an exciting educational and entrepreneurial experience that provides Emory University and Georgia Tech students with a competitive forum to develop product and technology solutions that address current global health challenges. The contest unities students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, including engineering, health sciences, law, business, and the humanities.
The Impact of Your Gift
“Because of the EGHI Global Health Hackathon, I’ve had the opportunity to expand my passion for creative entrepreneurship in the realm of global health and technology.”
Jay Desai was on the first-place winning team in the 2022 EGHI Global Health Hackathon that focused on product-based solutions to problems caused by extreme weather and natural disasters. He graduated from Emory College of Arts and Sciences (2022) with a BS in Biology and is currently conducting clinical research in cytopathology and rehabilitative medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine.