John C. Rausch, MD, MPH

Pediatrician (General Pediatrics)
Pediatrics, Primary Care
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Dr. Rausch, MD, MPH, is an Assosciate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health at Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests are in general pediatrics and weight management. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Obesity Medicine. He is a primary care pediatrician at the Broadway Practice. He also serves as the Medical Director of Health for Life West, a comprehensive weight management program for patients at the Broadway Practice.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Weight Management

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Spanish


  • Male

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Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Member, Academic Pediatric Association

Member, American Public Health Association

Member, The Obesity Society

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics


Dr. Rausch’s research interests focus on the prevention and management of pediatric obesity and its long-term impact on health. He is interested in developing strategies for promoting universal evidence-based lifestyle changes that focus on prevention. He is further interested in the epidemiology of the development of obesity co-morbidities, including insulin resistance and diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension and dyslipidemias. He is focused on developing methods to screen for and manage co-morbidities, especially in busy clinical practices and acceptable to families most at risk for health disparities, particularly in a low income, Latino population.

Research Interests

  • obesity mangement
  • obesity prevention
  • population health

Selected Publications


  1. Abel, D, Drucker, G, Rose, Leander, R, C, Nieto, A, Hulse, E. Kannan, N, Rausch*, J. Assessment of a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program in the Northern Manhattan Community, American Journal of Health Promotion. 2022. DOI: 10.1177/08901171221076778. PMID: 35325560.
  2. Matiz, LA, Kostacos, C, Robbins-Milne, L, Chang, SJ, Rausch, JC, Tariq, A. Integrating nurse care managers in the medical home of children with special health care needs to improve their care coordination and impact health care utilization, Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2021; 59:32-36.
  3. Woo Baidal JA, Chang J, Hulse E, Turetsky R, Parkinson K, Rausch JC*. Zooming Toward a Telehealth Solution for Vulnerable Children with Obesity During Coronavirus Disease 2019. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020;28(7):1184-1186.
  4. Nichols PH, Pan Y, May B, Pavlicova, M, Rausch, JC, Mencin AA, Thaker, VV. Effect of TSH on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) independent of obesity in children of predominantly Hispanic/Latino ancestry by causal mediation analysis. PLoS One. 2020;15(6):e0234985.
  5. Matiz, LA, Robbins-Milne, L, Rausch*, JA. EMR Adaptations to Support the Identification and Risk Stratification of Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Medical Home. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019:
  6. Rausch, J, Lavine, J, Chalasani, N, Guo, X, Kwon, S, Schwimmer, J, Molleston, J, Loomba, R, Brunt, E, Chen, Y, Goodarzi, M, Taylor, K, Yates, K, Unalp-Arida, A, Rotter, J. Genetic Loci Associated with Adiposity and Insulin Resistance in Hispanic Boys with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. 2018; 66:789-796.
  7. Matiz, LA, Robbins-Milne, L, Krause, M, Peretz, P, Rausch*, J. Evaluating the Impact of Information Technology (IT) Tools to Support the Asthma Medical Home. Clinical Pediatrics. 2016; 55:165-170.
  8. Rausch, JC, Berger-Jenkins, E, Nieto, A, McCord, M, Meyer, D. Effect of a School Based Intervention on Parent's Nutrition and Exercise Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors, American Journal of Health Education. 2015; 46: 33-39.
  9. Berger-Jenkins, E, Rausch, J, Okah, E, Tsao, D, Croswell, E, Nieto, A, McCord, M, Meyer, D. Evaluation of a Comprehensive School-Based Obesity Prevention Program in an Underserved Hispanic Community: Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK). American Journal of Health Education. 2014; 45:261-270.
  10. Rausch, JC, Hametz, P, Zuckerbrot, R, Rausch, W, Soren, K. Screening for Depression in Urban Latino Adolescents. Clinical Pediatrics. 2012; 51: 964-9771.
  11. Rausch, JC, McCord, M, Batista M, Anisfeld, E. Latino Immigrant Children's Health: Effects of Sociodemographic Variables and of a Preventive Intervention Program. International Journal of Population Research. 2012; Article ID 250276, 8 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/250276.
  12. Stockwell, MS, Rausch, J, Sonnett, M, Stanberry, L, Rosenthal, S. Parental Reasons for Utilization of an Urban Pediatric Emergency Department During the H1N1 Influenza Epidemic. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2011: 27: 261–265.
  13. Yen, C, Jakob, K, Peckham, X, Rausch, J, Esona, MD, Hull, JJ, Whittier, S, Gentsch, JR, LaRussa, P. Detection of Fecal Shedding of Rotavirus Vaccine in Infants Following Their First Dose of Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine. Vaccine; 29: 4151–4155.
  14. Rausch, JC, Perito, ER, Hametz P. Obesity prevention, screening, and treatment: practices of pediatric providers since the 2007 Expert Committee recommendations. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011; 50: 434–44.