Susan Woolford, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and the Medical Director of the University of Michigan Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management Center. The Weight Management Center runs the MPOWER program which is a 6-month family-focused weight management program for obese adolescents.
Dr. Woolford also holds an appointment in the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, in the Division of General Pediatrics.
The main focus of 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.