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Public Biography
Dr. Stephen Downs is a professor and Associate Director for Clinical Informatics at the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Vice Chair for Learning Health Systems in the Department of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University. He was the founding director of Children’s Health Services Research at Indiana University where he retains adjunct faculty status. He received his medical degree and master’s in medical informatics from Stanford University and completed his residency in pediatrics and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served on the faculties of pediatrics, biomedical engineering, and public health. His work is at the interface of decision sciences and medical informatics. He has published scores of articles on decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, utility theory, and computer-based clinical decision support over the last 30 years. He is the chair of the Partnership for Policy Implementation at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). He received the AAP Oberst award for significant contributions to the field of clinical information technology and the John M. Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Medical Decision Making Research from the Society for Medical Decision Making.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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