Joni Bosch, PhD, ARNP

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
Phone: 319-356-4686
Secondary Phone: 319-356-1150
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Last Updated: January 07, 2014


Primary Activity Coordinators: Clinical Services
Discipline Coordinators: Nursing
Discipline(s): Nursing-General
Nursing-Family/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Education: Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD B.A. 1979 NURSING
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA M.A. 1986 NURSING
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA PH.D. 1993 ED PSYCHOLOGY
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 1992 PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
2001 Family Nurse Pracititioner
Service: SE Area Representative Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society
Volunteer Iowa City Free Medical Clinic
Conference Committee Iowa Developmental Disability Nursing Association



1997-2001         Nurse Manager, Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City, IA        1997-1999         Adjunct Faculty, University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA

1993-Current     Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner, Center for Disabilities and Development, Iowa City, IA

•1995-                                Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner Free Medical                                 Clinic, Iowa City, IA

2005-              Adjunct Faculty University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA

2007-              Medical Genetics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Bosch, J.  (1997)  Clinical insights:  Phytophotodermatitis.  Journal of Pediatric Health         Care.  11(2), 84, 97.

Bosch, J., VanDyke, D., Smith, S., & Poulton, S.  (1997)..Role of medical conditions in the exacerbation of self-injurious behavior:  An exploratory study.  Mental Retardation. 35 (2), 124-30.

Bosch, J. (1997).  Clinical insights:  Munchausen syndrome by proxy.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 11(5), 242, 252-4.

Bosch, J. (1999).  Chondromalacia patella. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 13, 145-7.

Bosch, J. (2001).  An interdisciplinary approach to self-injurious and aggressive behavior.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 13(2), 169-78.

Bosch, J., & Ringdahl, J. (2001).  Functional analysis of problem behavior in children with mental retardation:  What is it and why should pediatric nurses care?  MCN, 26(6), 310-12.

Bosch, J. (2002).  Use of directed history and behavioral indicators in the assessment of the child with developmental disability.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 16(4), 170-9.

Bosch, J., Mraz, R., Masbruch, J., Tabor, A., VanDyke, D., & McBrien, D. (2002).  Constipation in young children with developmental disabilities.  Infants and Young Children 15(2), 66-77.

Bosch, J. (2003).  Health maintenance throughout the life span for individuals with Down syndrome.  Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 15(1), 5-17.

Bosch, J., Sullivan, S., VanDyke, D., Su, H., Klockau, L., Nissen, K., Blewer, K., Weber, W., Eberly, S. (2003).  Promoting a healthy tomorrow here for children adopted from abroad.  Contemporary Pediatrics, 20(2), 69-86.

Bosch, J. (2004).  Health care needs of individuals with Down syndrome.  International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 1(2).

Christensen, T. J., Ringdahl, J. E., Bosch, J. J., Falcomata, T. S., Luke, J. R., & Andelman, M. A. Constipation Correlated with Severe Problem Behavior.  Education & Treatment of Children. 32(1), 89-103.

Peranich, L., Reynolds, K., O'Brien, S., Bosch, J., and Cranfill, T.  (2010) The roles of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech/language pathology in primary care.  Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6(1), 36-43.


Bosch, J. and Bass-Ringdahl, S. (2010).  Sensory impairment.  In Betz, C. and Nehring, W. Nursing care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.



Poster Presentation NAPNAP National Conference 4/99 "Medical conditions which may exacerbate self-injurious behavior."

Poster Presentation INPS Fall Conference 2002 "You mean he wasn't just being a brat"

Poster Presentation UCED Conference 10/2010  "Easing Health Care for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Lecture "Assessment of the Individual with Limited Communication Ability"

                        DDNA National Conference 5/8/03 and others

                       Lecture "Constipation: A hard problem"

            ChildServe 11/15/05

            CHSC 10/3/07

Lecture "Obesity: A large and growing problem" 

            CHSC conference 10/06

            CDD Grand Rounds 2/07

Lecture: "Early detection and treatment of Lysosomal storage disorders"

            IANP Spring Conference, 5/08

Lecture: "Transitioning from Pediatric Care to Adult Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities."  Family Care Center Grand Rounds, 7/2008

Lecture: "Working with Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Retardation" UIHC Surgery Staff:  8/17/09

Lecture: "Easing Health Care for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

            CDD Grand Rounds 9/11/09

Lecture: "Case Management Throughout the Life Span for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disoders"  IDDNA 9/10

Lecture: "Monogenic Causes of Obesity"  IDDNA 9/10