David Henry

Doctor of Medicine/Ph.D. Student

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock

Age: 29

David Henry


As a child, David Henry’s parents impressed upon him the importance of helping others.

In 2017, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Decatur, Georgia, named Henry one of 25 Young Leaders to Know, as a result of his mission work through CBF in the southeastern United States and in Haiti.

The 29-year-old Little Rock native is a full-time student and on track to graduate in 2022 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a doctor of medicine and a Ph.D. in stroke research.

After medical school, he wants to split his time between practicing emergency medicine in underserved communities in Arkansas and doing outbreak control for infectious diseases in developing countries.

In 2011, he graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a bachelor’s in biology.

Outside of school, Henry volunteers at UAMS’ 12th Street Health & Wellness Center, which provides health and wellness services to the community.

“I have been brought up with absolutely every advantage that one could possibly have,” Henry said. “I think it’s important to recognize that and to try and help others have those same advantages.”