John Batsis is a clinician-researcher whose work focuses on developing new ways to engage and deliver care to older adults with obesity in rural areas using novel, emerging technology solutions (mobile health, sensors, and telehealth). His work has evaluated the importance, impact and interplay between obesity and sarcopenia (the loss of muscle mass and strength) on physical function, quality of life, and mortality in older adults using population-based datasets. He has leveraged his clinical background into the research setting by promoting user-centeredness and feasibility within the clinical setting. Batsis is a past recipient of the American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award. He is currently funded by a National Institute on Aging Career Development Award that is training him to transition from large-dataset epidemiology-based research to a health services interventionist, applying principles of reverse translation into his work. He is involved at the national level in multiple organizations, including the research committee of the American Geriatrics Society, the clinical committee at The Obesity Society, and is a steering member of the Gerontological Society of America’s Nutrition Interest group. He completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, pursued his medical training at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He trained in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Mayo Clinic, where he also earned a Certificate in Translational Research from Mayo's Clinical and Translational Science Activities Program.