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Jennifer Downs, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Downs’ clinical interests include collaboration with her pediatric colleagues through consultation and liaison in the emergency department and medical-surgical floors. She also performs outpatient crisis stabilization for children with acute need of psychotherapy and/or medication management for their mental health conditions. In her free time, Dr. Downs enjoys the outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.


University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Brown University School of Medicine-RI Hospital

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Connecticut Children's Medcial Center
282 Washington Street

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Curtin M, Downs J, Hunt A, Coleman ER, Enneking B, Keehn RM. “Interactive Virtual Expert-led Skills Training (INVEST): A Multi-modal Curriculum for Medical Trainees.” Front. Psychiatry, 12:671442. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.671442
  • Downs J. “Pediatric Emergency Psychiatric Care.” Oral Presentation, 38th Annual Winter Update, Indiana Osteopathic Association, December 7, 2019
  • Downs J, Feuer V, Latif F. “If You Build It, They Will Come: Practical How-To’s for Creating, Sustaining, and Optimizing a Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry Service in High, Medium, and Low Resource Areas.” Workshop, American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry National Meeting, October 17, 2019
  • Downs J. “Acute Agitation: Management Strategies in the Pediatric ED.” Oral Presentation, 42nd Annual Arthur B. Richter Conference in Child Psychiatry, March 8, 2019
  • Hunt A, Dunn DW, Blake HS, Downs J. (2019). Treatment resistance in Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder In Kim, Yong-Ku (Ed.), Treatment Resistance in Psychiatry: Risk Factors, Biology, and Management. (pp. 215-235). Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd