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John Pascoe, MD


child health research


Dr. Pascoe is a professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and a pediatrician in developmental pediatrics. He has a special interest in treating complex pre-school and school-aged children with learning and/or behavioral problems including ADHD. 

education and training

  • medical school: University of Michigan
  • residency: University of Michigan
  • fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Boston Children's Hospital
  • internship: University of Florida
  • board certification: Pediatrics - General

publications and presentations

  • Pascoe JM and Earp JA. The Effect of Mothers' Social Support and Life changes on the Stimulation of Children in the Home. Am J Pub Health, 74:358-360, 1984. Editorial discussing paper, p. 310
  • Pascoe JM, Chessare J and Ulrich L. Help with Prenatal Household Tasks and Newborn Birthweight; Is There an Association? J Dev Beh Pediatr, 8:207-212, 1987
  • Pascoe JM, Ialongo N, Horn W and Reinhardt MA. The Reliability and Validity of the Maternal Social Support Index. Fam Medicine, Vol. 20, 4:271-275, 1988
  • Horn WF, Ialongo NS, Pascoe JM, et al. Additive Effects of Psychostimulants, Parent Training, Self Control Therapy with ADHD Children. J Am ACAD, Child Adolesc Psychiatry 30:2, pp. 233-240, 1991
  • Pascoe JM. Social Support During Labor and Duration of Labor. Public Health Nursing, Vol 10, No 2, pp. 97-99, 1993
  • Kemper KJ, Osborn LM, Hansen D and Pascoe JM. Family Psychosocial Screening: Should We Focus on High Risk Settings? J of Dev/Beh Peds Vol 15, No 5:336-341, 1994
  • Pascoe JM, Kokotailo P et al. Correlates of Multigravid Mothers’ Binge Drinking During Pregnancy: A Longitudinal Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149:1325-1329
  • Pascoe, JM. America’s Families: Then and Now, Current Problems in Pediatrics, Vol 26, No.5, pp 159-169, 1996
  • Pascoe JM, editor. Report on Undergraduate Medical Education for the 21st Century: A National Medical Education Project. Fam Med. 2004;36 suppl:S1-S150
  • Pascoe JM, Babbott D, Pye KL, Rabinowitz HK, Veit KJ, Wood DL. The UME-21 project: connecting medical education and medical practice. Fam Med. 2004;36 suppl:S12-S14
  • Pascoe JM, Little DR, Forbis SG, Slora EJ. Patient visits to a Midwestern primary care practice-based research network: a comparison to two national primary care data sets. Southern Medical Journal 2008;7:693-698
  • Gupta RS, Pascoe JM, Blanchard TC, Langkamp D, Duncan PM, Gorski PA, Southward LH.Child Health in Child Care: A Multi-state Survey of Head Start and Non-Head Start Child Care Directors. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 2009 May-Jun;23(3):143-9
  • Pascoe JM, Lee M, Specht SL, McNicholas CI, Spears W, Gans A, Heneghan AM. Mothers with positive or negative depression screens evaluate a maternal resource guide. J Pediatr Health Care. 2010 Nov-Dec;24(6):378-84. Epub 2010 Jun 9
  • Bevans KB, Bhatt SK, Pascoe JM, Pati S. Measurement of Maternal Instrumental Support: Findings from Three Population-Based Cohort Studies. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Jan;17(1):14-22
  • Spears W, Pascoe J, Khamis H, McNicholas CI, Zagory J, Pakvasa M, Eberhart G. Parents’ Perspectives on their Children’s Health Insurance: Plight of the Underinsured. J Pediatr. 2013 Feb;162(2):403-8.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.07.039. Epub 2012 Aug 23
  • Correlates of mothers' perception of their communities' social capital: a community-based study. Pascoe JM, Specht S, McNicholas C, Kasten E, Spears W, Looman W. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Oct;17(8):1382-90. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1138-0
  • Pascoe JM, Wood DL, Kuo A, Duffee JH; Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; Council on Community Pediatrics. Mediators and adverse effects of child poverty in the United States. Pediatrics. 2016; 137(4): e20160340

awards, honors and organizations

  • Consumers' Research Council of America: Guide to America's Top Pediatricians
  • Past President, Academic Pediatrics Association
  • Past Chair, Literature Selection and Technical Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine, 2014-15
  • Recipient, Ellen Rudy Clore Excellence in Research Writing Award, Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 2006

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of my desire to help children & families.

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it focuses on all children in the community.

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