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John A. Batsis, MD

Adjunct 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:


Exploring Deep Transfer Learning Techniques for Alzheimer's Dementia Detection.
Zhu Y, Liang X, Batsis JA, Roth RM
Front Comput Sci. 2021 May;3 pii: 624683. doi: 10.3389/fcomp.2021.624683. Epub 2021 May 12.
PMID: 34046588

Potential effectiveness of a surgeon-delivered exercise prescription and an activity tracker on pre-operative exercise adherence and aerobic capacity of lung cancer patients.
Finley DJ, Stevens CJ, Emond JA, Batsis JA, Fay KA, Darabos C, Sacks OA, Cook SB, Lyons KD
Surg Oncol. 2021 Mar 5;37:101525. doi: 10.1016/j.suronc.2021.101525. Epub 2021 Mar 5.
PMID: 33813267

Community health worker interventions for older adults with complex health needs: A systematic review.
Kennedy MA, Hatchell KE, DiMilia PR, Kelly SM, Blunt HB, Bagley PJ, LaMantia MA, Reynolds CF 3rd, Crow RS, Maden TN, Kelly SL, Kihwele JM, Batsis JA
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Jun;69(6):1670-1682. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17078. Epub 2021 Mar 18.
PMID: 33738803

Weight management intervention identifies association of decreased DNA methylation age with improved functional age measures in older adults with obesity.
Petersen CL, Christensen BC, Batsis JA
Clin Epigenetics. 2021 Mar 2;13(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s13148-021-01031-7. Epub 2021 Mar 2.
PMID: 33653394

Modified STEADI Fall Risk Categories Predict Incident Cognitive Impairment.
Crow RS, Haudenschild C, Lohman MC, Roth RM, Roderka M, Masterson T, Brand J, Gooding T, Mackenzie TA, Batsis JA
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 May;69(5):1257-1264. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17034. Epub 2021 Feb 10.
PMID: 33565618

Workshop on Implementation Science and Digital Therapeutics for Behavioral Health.
Lord SE, Campbell ANC, Brunette MF, Cubillos L, Bartels SM, Torrey WC, Olson AL, Chapman SH, Batsis JA, Polsky D, Nunes EV, Seavey KM, Marsch LA
JMIR Ment Health. 2021 Jan 28;8(1):e17662. doi: 10.2196/17662. Epub 2021 Jan 28.
PMID: 33507151

Regional Variation in Fracture-Associated Prescription Drug Use and Hip Fractures in Long-Term Care: an Observational Study.
Emeny RT, Batsis JA, Morden NE
J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jan 26; doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06477-8. Epub 2021 Jan 26.
PMID: 33501524

Promoting Healthy Aging During COVID-19.
Batsis JA, Daniel K, Eckstrom E, Goldlist K, Kusz H, Lane D, Loewenthal J, Coll PP, Friedman SM
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Mar;69(3):572-580. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17035. Epub 2021 Jan 26.
PMID: 33470421

The relationship between hopelessness and risk factors for early mortality in people with a lived experience of a serious mental illness.
Fortuna KL, Venegas M, Bianco CL, Smith B, Batsis JA, Walker R, Brooks J, Umucu E
Soc Work Ment Health. 2020;18(4):369-382. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2020.1751772. Epub 2020 Apr 14.
PMID: 33442334

Feasibility and acceptability of a technology-based, rural weight management intervention in older adults with obesity.
Batsis JA, Petersen CL, Clark MM, Cook SB, Kotz D, Gooding TL, Roderka MN, Al-Nimr RI, Pidgeon D, Haedrich A, Wright KC, Aquila C, Mackenzie TA
BMC Geriatr. 2021 Jan 12;21(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s12877-020-01978-x. Epub 2021 Jan 12.
PMID: 33435877

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