Betsy Busch, M75

Betsy Busch

Dr. Busch, M.D., F.A.A.P.,  is an internationally known Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.  She has over 30 years of leadership experience at the forefront of advancements in addressing neurodevelopmental disorders, child mental health and the prevention of child maltreatment.

A well-known specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related learning and behavioral disorders, Dr. Busch is in demand as a thought leader, clinical expert, dynamic teacher and consultant.  She served for 10 years on the Tufts Medical Center Institutional Review Board.  She is an experienced clinical researcher and author of numerous scientific publications and online commentaries.  Dr. Busch is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Attention Disorders, and is an invited peer-reviewer for a dozen other scientific journals.  She has served on Clinical Advisory Boards for Alcobra, Cephalon, Eli Lilly, Forest Laboratories, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen, Next Wave, Pfizer, Rhodes, Shire, Shionogi, and Tris Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Busch was a founding Board member of the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) and has continued to serve APSARD actively, since then.  She is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors.  She has served as the Co-Chair of the Program Committee, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and she currently serves on the Education Steering Committee, Nominating, and Executive Committees of the APSARD Board.  She also serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for ADHDFund, an international crowdfunding source for ADHD research.  She is a certified examiner for Major-Minor League Baseball and the National Football League.

Dr. Busch serves as a Trustee of Tufts University and is on the Board of Advisors for the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.  She also is a gubernatorial appointee to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust, a private-public partnership dedicated to preventing child maltreatment through strengths-based parenting education, home visiting and family support.  Her work and advocacy in this area was recently recognized both by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds when she was honored with the 2015 Ray E. Helfer, M.D. Award.


June 14, 2016