Stephen Dowker is a research associate who specializes in pre-hospital systems for emergency medical care. His current research focuses on the optimization of care for cardiac arrest emergencies outside the hospital setting. He oversees studies focused on first responder management of these emergencies. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a Bachelor's of Science majoring in Neuroscience. During his time in undergraduate he worked as a standardized patient for the Office of Medical Student Education and was an active member and peer advisor for the the Health Sciences Scholars Program. Following graduation he received the Bonderman Fellowship for global and intercultural experience which took him to 14 countries across 4 continents. Stephen became involved in pre-hospital care at 16 years-old while volunteering for American Red Cross first aid teams at University of Michigan Football games. Stephen has been licensed and nationally certified emergency medical technician (EMT) since 2015, and, prior to full-time research, worked in special event, summer camp health clinic, 911-dispatched ALS/BLS ambulance, and emergency department settings. Stephen spent four years as a basic life support instructor and worked on special out-of-hospital cardiac arrest-focused telecommunications projects for the Michigan non-profit SaveMIHeart. He is also a two-and-a-half-year member of the DLHS sponsored Washtenaw/Livingston Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Learning Community. He actively works part-time as a firefighter/EMT at the Green Oak Fire Department in Livingston County, and enjoys mountain biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking, and cooking in his free-time.