Susan J. Woolford, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Director, Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management CenterBiography, Education, Fellowship, Residency, Peer-Reviewed Publications, Programs
Dr. Woolford’s clinical and research interests focus on behavioral interventions in the clinical setting for the treatment of obesity, particularly for severely obese adolescents. Her research explores the delivery of weight management interventions and outcomes from multidisciplinary obesity care. In particular, Dr. Woolford’s work focuses on the use of communications technology to enhance patient engagement and adherence to treatment recommendations. In recognition of her innovative work in the area of childhood obesity, Dr. Woolford has received awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and from the Society for Adolescent Medicine.
M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan
M.D., College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
B.S., Biochemistry, Andrews University
Pediatric Health Services Research, University of Michigan
Pediatrics, Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University
Chang T, ChopraV, Zhang C, Woolford SJ.
The Role of Social Media in Online Weight Management: Systematic Review.
J Med Internet Res. 2013;15(11).
Woolford SJ, Esperanza Menchaca ADM, Sami A, Blake N.
Let's Face it: Patient and Parent Perspectives on Incorporating a Facebook Group into a Multidisciplinary Weight Management Program.
Child Obes 2013;9(4):305-10.
Woolford SJ, Blake N, Clark SJ.
Texting, Tweeting, and Talking via Facebook: Incorporating E- Communications with Teens into Primary Care.
Contem Peds (In Press)
Ehrmann DE, Sallinen BJ, Iglayreger HB, Gordon PM, Woolford SJ.
Slow and Steady: Readiness, Pretreatment Weekly Strengthening Activity, and Pediatric Weight Management Program Completion.
Child Obesity 2013;9(3):193-9.
Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Woolford SJ, Tarini BA, Valerio MA, Bashir S, Eason AJ, Choi PY, Gurney JG.
A Risk Score for Identifying Overweight Adolescents with Dysglycemia in Primary Care Settings.
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2013;26(5-6):477-88.