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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

Professional Interests:

Geriatric Medicine
Functional Status

Grant Information:


Selected Publications:


Mind, Mood, Mobility: Supporting Independence Among Rural Older Adults at Risk for Functional Decline.
Kennedy MA, Pepin R, Stevens CJ, Bartels SJ, Batsis JA, Beyea A, Bruce ML, Eckhaus JM, Korsen N, Pidgeon DM, Powell KE, Reynolds CF 3rd, LaMantia MA
Am J Health Promot. 2020 Jun 22;:890117120934622. doi: 10.1177/0890117120934622. Epub 2020 Jun 22.
PMID: 32567321

Can Natural Language Processing and Sentiment Analysis Augment Traditional User Centered Design?
Petersen CL, Halter R, Kotz D, Loeb L, Cook S, Pidgeon D, Christensen BC, Batsis JA
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 Jun 14; doi: 10.2196/16862. Epub 2020 Jun 14.
PMID: 32540843

Intense Use of Fracture-Associated Drugs Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Long-term Care.
Emeny RT, Batsis JA, Morden NE
J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jun 4; doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05859-2. Epub 2020 Jun 4.
PMID: 32500330

A feasibility study of an unsupervised, pre-operative exercise program for adults with lung cancer.
Finley DJ, Fay KA, Batsis JA, Stevens CJ, Sacks OA, Darabos C, Cook SB, Lyons KD
Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 May 29;:e13254. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13254. Epub 2020 May 29.
PMID: 32469129

There is a relationship between obesity and COVID-19 but more information is needed.
Buscemi S, Buscemi C, Batsis JA
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 May 12; doi: 10.1002/oby.22883. Epub 2020 May 12.
PMID: 32397007

A Weight-Loss Intervention Augmented by a Wearable Device in Rural Older Adults with Obesity: A Feasibility Study.
Batsis JA, Petersen CL, Clark MM, Cook SB, Lopez-Jimenez F, Al-Nimr RI, Pidgeon D, Kotz D, Mackenzie TA, Bartels SJ
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 May 8; pii: glaa115. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa115. Epub 2020 May 8.
PMID: 32384144

Reported Weight Change in Older Adults and Presence of Frailty.
Crow RS, Petersen CL, Cook SB, Stevens CJ, Titus AJ, Mackenzie TA, Batsis JA
J Frailty Aging. 2020;9(2):74-81. doi: 10.14283/jfa.2019.44.
PMID: 32259180

The Use and Meaning of the Term Obesity in Rural Older Adults: A Qualitative Study.
Batsis JA, Zagaria AB, Brooks E, Clark MM, Phelan S, Lopez-Jimenez F, Bartels SJ, Rotenberg S, Carpenter-Song E
J Appl Gerontol. 2020 Feb 15;:733464820903253. doi: 10.1177/0733464820903253. Epub 2020 Feb 15.
PMID: 32065013

Linking epidemiology and molecular mechanisms in sarcopenic obesity in populations.
El Bizri I, Batsis JA
Proc Nutr Soc. 2020 Feb 14;:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S0029665120000075. Epub 2020 Feb 14.
PMID: 32054546

Feasibility and acceptability of a rural, pragmatic, telemedicine-delivered healthy lifestyle programme.
Batsis JA, McClure AC, Weintraub AB, Kotz DF, Rotenberg S, Cook SB, Gilbert-Diamond D, Curtis K, Stevens CJ, Sette D, Rothstein RI
Obes Sci Pract. 2019 Dec;5(6):521-530. doi: 10.1002/osp4.366. Epub 2019 Oct 17.
PMID: 31890242

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