John B Moeschler, MD, MS

NH-ME LEND Program Director; Developmental Pediatrics & Medical Genetics; NEGC Program Director;

Education

  • M.S., Health Care Improvement, Dartmouth Medical School, 2005
  • Fellowship, Developmental Disabilities, University of Washington, 1980
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1978
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1976
  • M.D., University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 1975
  • B.S., Creighton University, 1972

Professional Background

Dr. Moeschler has been the NH-ME LEND Director since 1992 in collaboration with the Institute on Disability/UCED at UNH. He is Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School and Division Chief of Medical Genetics and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, where he has been since 1985. He is a former LEND trainee in developmental pediatrics completed in 1980 at the University of Washington, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, now the Center on Human Development and Disability/UCEDD. He is board certified in Pediatrics and in Medical Genetics. In 2005, he completed his Master’s degree at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Practice in health services research. His research interests include the medical and genetic aspects of intellectual disabilities and in health outcomes for people with developmental disabilities. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of AUCD. Currently, he also directs the HRSA/MCHB Genetics Services Bureau Region 1 Genetics Collaborative whose mission is to improve access to and quality of genetic health care services. He has written diagnostic guidelines for those with intellectual disabilities for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Child Neurology Society. He is a member of the NICHD-supported Newborn Screening Translational Research Network Clinical Centers expert panel and is co-chair of the American College of Medical Genetics Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee. He recently was invited to address the change in terminology to intellectual disability for the American Journal of Medical Genetics that will result in the editorial requirement to no longer use the term "mental retardation." Dr. Moeschler has more than 50 publications and holds several national committee responsibilities and is an invited speaker internationally.

Projects

The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.