April 17, 2023

Robert W. Downs, Jr., MD

In addition to his role at Journal of Women’s Health, Robert W. Downs is Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine/Endocrinology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Deputy Editor of Women’s Health Reports, and Chair on the Virginia Commonwealth Health Research Board.

Dr. Downs received his M.D. degree from Duke University in 1974, and received training in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and in Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health.  He joined the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 1983, and was active in research on treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis.  He retired from VCU and active practice in 2013.  He now serves as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Women’s Health and its sister online open access journal (Women’s Health Reports) and as the Chair of Virginia’s Commonwealth Health Research Board.