Ashley E. Weedn, MD, MPH

Ashley Weedn, MD, MPH, FAAP, a board-certified pediatrician, is an Assistant Professor in the Section of General and Community Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She earned her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. During residency, she trained at the University of California at San Francisco in pediatric weight management. She returned to Oklahoma and joined the Department of Pediatrics at OUHSC in 2010 as a General Academic Pediatrics Fellow. During her 3-year research fellowship, she obtained a Masters in Public Health at the OU College of Public Health in 2012. 

Her clinical and research interests are in childhood obesity. She leads several pediatric obesity projects and received the Academic Pediatric Association’s Young Investigator Award for her research on disparities in childhood obesity. Dr. Weedn also serves as the Medical Director of the OU pediatric multidisciplinary weight management clinic, Healthy Futures. She co-chairs the Obesity Special Interest Group of the Academic Pediatric Association and serves as a Childhood Obesity Advisor for the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the AAP Committee on Native American Child Health. She also founded and co-chairs the Obesity Committee through the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Through this committee, she works with pediatricians across the state to address childhood obesity, including development of toolkits and webinars for primary care providers on childhood obesity assessment and management.