Stephen M. Downs

Stephen M. Downs, MD, MS

Jean and Jerry Bepko Professor of Pediatrics


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.


(317) 278-0552 

Ped-Chairman's Office General
Children's Health Services Research 410 West 10th Street, Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Vice Chair of General Pediatrics