Andrae Banks

First Year Fellow

Andrae Banks is a doctoral student at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed an undergraduate degree in psychology and African American and African Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s of social work at North Carolina Central University. Mr. Banks works as a research assistant for the Community Research Fellows Training Program at Washington University’s School of Medicine. He previously served as a licensed clinical social worker performing outpatient therapy, multisystemic therapy, and SBIRT. He also worked as a clinical case manager partnering with police officers,a research partner for a youth street gang outreach initiative, and as a clinician for a transdisciplinary diabetes research team. Mr. Banks’ area of behavioral health research is in Black adolescent mental health, socio-emotional health, and mental health services use. He is also interested in poverty interventions that promote thriving and empowerment for Black adolescents. After completing his doctoral degree, Mr. Banks hopes to provide leadership in the field of healthy Black adolescent development through research, teaching, and clinical practice. He aspires to start a program focused on Black adolescents' healthy development and survival. He is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a clinical social worker.