15035-Downs, Stephen

Stephen M. Downs, MS, MD

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics

HS 2000
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Stephen M. Downs directs Children's Health Services Research and General Pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. He is the former director of the IU/Regenstrief Biomedical Informatics Research Training Program and the Indiana Health Services Research post-doctoral training program. He is a fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics. He chairs the Advisory Board for the American Academy of Pediatrics Child Health Informatics Center and leads their Partnership for Policy Implementation. He received his MD and master's degree in Medical Informatics from Stanford University and completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). At UNC-CH he completed a health services research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and was on faculty in the Division of Community Pediatrics at UNC where he held joint appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Public Health. He was also director of the Duke-UNC Training Program in Medical Informatics.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
  • Education
    1991 FEL Health Services Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    1989 RES Pediatrics Residency, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    1986 MS Stanford University
    1986 MD Stanford University
    1980 BA University of Colorado
  • Research

    Dr. Downs's research interests include decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis and their application to guideline development and computer based decision support.

  • Professional Organizations
    Academic Pediatric Association
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American College of Medical Informatics
    American Medical Informatics Association
    Society for Medical Decision Making
    Society for Pediatric Research
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Awards
    Org: American Academy of Pediatrics
    Desc: Byron Oberst Award for outstanding contributions to technology in pediatrics
    Scope: National
    Date: 2009-01-01
    Org: American College of Medical Informatics
    Desc: Elected Fellow
    Scope: International

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