Dr. Downes is a clinical psychologist in our outpatient clinic working with active duty service members, veterans and their family. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College and a bachelor’s in Human Development and Philosophy from Boston College. He completed his post-doc clinical psychology fellowship at Home Base, and pre-doctoral training at Tufts Medical Center and Boston University Student Health Services. Dr. Downes has a particular interest in how people and communities care for each other after traumatic events, as well as how to enhance collaboration between military and civilian healthcare.
Dr. Downes is a native of Cambridge, MA where he lives with his wife, an MGH oncology nurse, and their black lab. He is involved in several non-profit organizations related to veterans, health care, special education, and people with physical disabilities.