University of Portland

Andrew Downs PhD

School of Nursing & Health Innovations, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Psychological Sciences, Professor

Andrew Downs PhD



Buckley Center 301

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Dr. Downs received his Ph.D. from Washington State University. His area of specialty is clinical psychology. His research program focuses on examining techniques that promote positive development and wellness in individuals in various settings. Specifically, Dr. Downs has conducted research on the effectiveness of interventions used with children who have autism, as well as with individuals who are at-risk due to disability, poverty, or other factors.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University
  • Master of Science, Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame