Practice Locations

  • UC San Diego Health Psychiatry – La Jolla
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
    Suite C101
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    US
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About Nancy Downs, MD

Nancy Downs, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the mental health needs of college students and transition age youth.

She is section chief of UC San Diego Health's College Mental Health Program, which addresses the unique mental health and psychiatric challenges of college students at UC San Diego.

A professor in the department of psychiatry, Dr. Downs conducts research focused on developing integrative treatments for depression and anxiety in primary care settings. She is also interested in novel interventions for suicide prevention in late adolescents and early adults.

Early in her career, Dr. Downs helped fund, co-found and manage UC San Diego's Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program and was awarded a Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation for her efforts and involvement.

She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in top journals, including Academic Psychiatry, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services.

She completed her residency training in psychiatry and earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Downs is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Outside of her work, she enjoys hiking, music, cooking, interior design and time with her family and friends.

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For more information, see Psychiatry.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Degree

  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-11-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Conditions and Treatments

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Mental Health for College Students
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted