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John A. Batsis, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

The Dartmouth Institute

MD - University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2002
Internship - St. James' Hospital, 2002-2003
Internal Medicine - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2003-2006
Geriatric Medicine - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2006-2008
Certificate of Clinical Research, Mayo Clinic CTSA, 2007-2008

Center For Aging
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Contact Information:

1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 603-653-9500
Fax: 603-650-0915
Email: John.A.Batsis@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Geriatric Medicine
Functional Status

Grant Information:


Selected Publications:


Weight change and risk of the foundation of National Institute of Health Sarcopenia-defined low lean mass: Data from the National Health and Nutrition examination surveys 1999-2004.
Batsis JA, Petersen CL, Crow RS, Cook SB, Stevens CJ, Seo LM, Brooks E, Mackenzie TA
Clin Nutr. 2019 Nov 4; pii: S0261-5614(19)33125-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2019.10.032. Epub 2019 Nov 4.
PMID: 31727381

Benefit-to-Risk Balance of Weight Loss Interventions in Older Adults with Obesity.
DiMilia PR, Mittman AC, Batsis JA
Curr Diab Rep. 2019 Nov 4;19(11):114. doi: 10.1007/s11892-019-1249-8. Epub 2019 Nov 4.
PMID: 31686230

Uptake of Obesity Intensive Behavioral Treatment Codes in Medicare Beneficiaries, 2012-2015.
Dewar S, Bynum J, Batsis JA
J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct 22; doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05437-1. Epub 2019 Oct 22.
PMID: 31641993

Systematic Review of the Impact of Behavioral Health Homes on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors for Adults With Serious Mental Illness.
Fortuna KL, DiMilia PR, Lohman MC, Cotton BP, Cummings JR, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA, Pratt SI
Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Sep 10;:appips201800563. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201800563. Epub 2019 Sep 10.
PMID: 31500547

Opportunities to Improve a Mobile Obesity Wellness Intervention for Rural Older Adults with Obesity.
Batsis JA, Dokko R, Naslund JA, Zagaria AB, Kotz D, Bartels SJ, Carpenter-Song E
J Community Health. 2019 Sep 5; doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00720-y. Epub 2019 Sep 5.
PMID: 31486958

Prevalence of Sarcopenia Obesity in Patients Treated at a Rural, Multidisciplinary Weight and Wellness Center.
Batsis JA, Gilbert-Diamond D, McClure AC, Weintraub A, Sette D, Mecchella JN, Rotenberg S, Cook SB, Rothstein RI
Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2019;12:1179544119862288. doi: 10.1177/1179544119862288. Epub 2019 Jul 23.
PMID: 31384133

Use of Amulet in behavioral change for geriatric obesity management.
Batsis JA, Zagaria AB, Halter RJ, Boateng GG, Proctor P, Bartels SJ, Kotz D
Digit Health. 2019 Jan-Dec;5:2055207619858564. doi: 10.1177/2055207619858564. Epub 2019 Jun 21.
PMID: 31258927

Development and Usability Assessment of a Connected Resistance Exercise Band Application for Strength-Monitoring.
Batsis JA, Boateng GG, Seo LM, Petersen CL, Fortuna KL, Wechsler EV, Peterson RJ, Cook SB, Pidgeon D, Dokko RS, Halter RJ, Kotz DF
World Acad Sci Eng Technol. 2019;13(5):340-348. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.
PMID: 31205628

Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Functional Limitations in Older Adults from 2005-2014 NHANES.
Petersen CL, Brooks JM, Titus AJ, Vasquez E, Batsis JA
J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2019 Jul-Sep;38(3):231-246. doi: 10.1080/21551197.2019.1617219. Epub 2019 May 30.
PMID: 31144612

Varying Levels of Food Insecurity Associated with Clinically Relevant Depressive Symptoms in U.S. Adults Aged 60 Years and Over: Results from the 2005-2014 National Health and Nutrition Survey.
Brooks JM, Petersen CL, Titus AJ, Umucu E, Chiu C, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA
J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2019 Jul-Sep;38(3):218-230. doi: 10.1080/21551197.2019.1611520. Epub 2019 May 10.
PMID: 31074705

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