Gregory J. Downing, D.O., Ph.D., Program Director, Personalized Health Care Initiative, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D. was appointed in March 2006 as Program Director for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) priority initiative for Personalized Health Care. In this role, he coordinates trans-HHS agency programs for the analysis, planning and implementation of policies and systems to facilitate adoption of Personalized Health Care practices.
Prior to his move to HHS, Dr. Downing served at the National Institutes of Health since 1993 in research, policy, and program management roles. Dr. Downing earned his medical degree from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kansas. He completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in neonatology before joining the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the Department of Neonatology at The Children’s Mercy Hospital. Dr. Downing is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and neonatology — perinatal medicine.