Maxwell Klapow

Max is a Truman Scholar from Alabama reading for an MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the University of Oxford. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy (with Latin Honors) as a William H. Danforth Scholar. During his time at WashU, Max co-founded a social impact consulting firm, Kuleana Consulting. He also worked as a Research Assistant at WashU studying mental representations of racism across the political spectrum and the University of Pennsylvania developing event-processing models for people with depression. Max was selected as a Stern Family Civic Scholar, which supported his work developing a psychological well-being intervention program for incarcerated individuals.

Max’s current work includes consulting on the design and development digital mental wellness projects for start-ups and social enterprises, conducting original research on the development of a trauma-resiliency program for first responders in LMIC’s, and developing an application for managing autonomic chronic illnesses. He currently serves as an Editor of both the Journal of Inequality Research and The Oxford Graduate Inequality Review.


At Oxford, Max is a researcher on the Parenting for Lifelong Health Initiative, including the Parenting for Respectability scale-up study in Uganda. He is currently developing a new PLH component to promote positive mental health outcomes for participants. His research investigates the scalability of digital interventions that promote positive mental health outcomes. Broadly, Max is interested in understanding and designing systems to implement scalable programmes that promote psychological well-being at a population level.


Max’s key areas of research focus are:

  • Mental health
  • Digital interventions
  • Scaling and implementation science