Stephen Metcalf

Stephen Metcalf

  • Scholar
  • United States
  • 2019 PhD Public Health and Primary Care
  • Corpus Christi College

Growing up in eastern Kentucky, in the heart of the Appalachian region of the United States, I was fascinated by questions of meaning in life and devastated by the hardship I witnessed at home and abroad. Through opportunities like Kentucky’s Governor’s Scholars Program and the Brown Fellows Program at Centre College, I experienced the transformative power of education, mentorship, and community and further explored these themes of meaning and inequity. I am now pursuing similar questions through PhD research on resilience: Given similar histories of adversity, why do some children do better than others? Learning from these children may help us better support those who are struggling. I look forward to working with the Gates Cambridge community as we explore fundamental life questions and help others thrive.

Previous Education

University of Cambridge Master of Philosophy Epidemiology 2015
Centre College Bachelor of Science Behavioral Neuroscience 2014