Stephanie Downs is the Wellness Coordinator for Iowa State University and brings over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Promotion with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and is a Certified Intrinsic Coach®. 

Stephanie’s passion has always been working with and developing people. She believes in the value of each and every person and the importance of well-being to the individual, institution and community. 

Stephanie Downs joined Iowa State April 2014 as the university's first wellness coordinator in University Human Resources. She is responsible for the coordination, communication, implementation and evaluation of health and well-being programs that serve ISU employees. In addition, Downs will partner with other ISU programs and services that support well-being and work closely with local and state health initiatives, such as the Healthiest Ames and Healthiest State projects.

Previously, Downs was the health promotion coordinator for the city of Ames. She holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Iowa State and a master's degree in health promotion from Nebraska Methodist College.

Downs' office is in 3680 Beardshear Hall. She can be reached at 515-294-8902 or

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