Dr. John H. Wasson

Emeritus Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dept. of Community and Family Medicine
Hanover, New Hampshire
United States

Focus Areas

Economic Security
Community Development
Aging / Gerontology
Policy & Education
Public Health & Safety


John Wasson is Emeritus Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Medicine and former Herman O. West Professor of Geriatrics at Dartmouth Medical School. At Dartmouth he has led a number of programs including outpatient services at the Veteran’s Administration, the Center for the Aging, and the Dartmouth-Northern New England Primary Care Research Network. He was national co-director of the Institute for HealthCare Improvement Idealized Office Practice and IMPACT projects. In 2006 he received an award as "pioneer for practice-based research" from the Agency for HealthCare Quality and Research. His HowsYourHealth.org family of web-tools is used nationwide to improve communication and health care quality by patients, doctors' offices, and communities. Based on years of use and suggestions by health professionals and patients, these tools are intended to be a public good. For the period 2014-2017 he is working with many groups and organizations to increase personal and professional Health Confidence so that everyone can say “ I am very confident that I can manage and control most of my health problems and concerns.” (HealthConfidence.org)