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.