Justin Banerdt

U.S. Scholar, VECD 2017-2018

Home Institution: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Site: University Teaching Hospital (UTH), University of Zambia (UNZA)
Research Topic: HIV

Mr. Banerdt will spend his fellowship year at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka under the mentorship of Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, Kondwelani Mateyo, MBChB, MMed, Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS, Elisabeth Riviello, MD, MPH and Benjamin Andrews, MD. His research will focus on the prevalence and outcomes of delirium in a critically ill patient population with a high burden of HIV/AIDS.


Mr. Banerdt is a fourth year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where he was mentored by Arthur Kleinman, MD. He hopes to develop an academic career in global critical care and plans to continue to study ways of improving care for the sickest patients in low-resource settings around the world.