Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, Galle, Sri Lanka
Research Topic: A tiered algorithm for predicting severity of acute lower respiratory tract infections in Sri Lanka
Dr. Vanderburg will spend his fellowship year at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle under the mentorship of Gayani Tillekeratne, MD, MSc, and Christopher Woods, MD, MPH. His research will focus on a tiered algorithm for predicting severity of acute lower respiratory tract infections in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Vanderburg is a current resident in Internal Medicine and Global Health at Duke University Hospital. As a medical student, he spent a year as a Fogarty Global Health Scholar with the KCMC-Duke Collaboration in Moshi, Tanzania. He then went on to study decision analysis, epidemiology, and biostatistics during his MPH work at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
After his Global Health Fellowship, Dr. Vanderburg has plans to pursue further training in pulmonary and critical care medicine with a central focus of improving care of respiratory and critical illness in resource limited settings.