Julie Lankford, MBA

Chief Manager
Friends in Global Health, LLC
Director, Global Health Initiatives
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Global support is available to facilitate the planning and implementation of international research, training and service projects or programs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees. If you have questions, global challenges, or would like more information, please visit the Global Support website (open site in Chrome). Julie Lankford is the director of VUMC Global Support. 


Since 2001, Julie Lankford has served as a global operations and program management specialist for U.S. Government and other international donor-funded projects focused on economic and health development. In this capacity, she has been responsible for projects in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Central America, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Bulgaria and the Middle East. Ms. Lankford joined the Vanderbilt team in 2008 and is currently serving as the Chief Manager of Friends in Global Health, LLC as well as the Director of Global Health Initiatives for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

B.A., University of Southern California
M.B.A., Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Business