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Pediatric Obesity

Pediatric Obesity Medicine TeleECHO

In collaboration with the OSU Human Performance and Nutrition Research Institute, get expert knowledge of best practices in a virtual learning network with a multidisciplinary team of obesity medicine specialists. The curriculum is designed to enhance comprehension and care capacity for medical providers and school health professionals through evidence-based knowledge sharing and case-based learning to support children and families to lead healthier lives.


Who Should Participate? 

Pediatric health care providers, dietitians, clinical and school nurses, care managers, behavioral health providers, school counselors & psychologists, health and wellness educators, health care and school administrators, public health professionals, and schools or providers in rural or underserved populations who need support and/or lack resources needed to promote student health and well-being.



Every Tuesday, 12:00-1:15PM CST. One-time OSU Project ECHO registration required.




What does the Pediatric Obesity ECHO Program Offer?

  • Collaboration, support, and ongoing learning
  • Patients get better care in their communities
  • Real time review of cases submitted by participants
  • Resources to promote and support health and physical literacy
  • Free CME for health care professionals *certain conditions apply


Why Pediatric Obesity?

  • Nearly 70% of Oklahoma adults are overweight or obese
  • Nearly one in five Oklahoma children are obese
  • The majority of Oklahomans are physically inactive
  • Most Oklahomans do not consume enough fruits and vegetables
  • Oklahomans experience high rates of diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease
  • The leading causes of death in Oklahoma are preventable



Sessions will address multiple topics including but not limited to:

  • Genetic, epigenetic, secondary, environmental, social, and behavioral causes of obesity
  • Weight Effects of Medications
  • Food Insecurity/Scarcity
  • Weight-Based Victimization
  • Therapeutic Approaches to the Prevention, Assessment, & Treatment of Obesity
  • Family-Based Health Interventions
  • Behavioral Strategies to Support Change
  • Community Advocacy and Coalition
  • Co-Occurring Conditions: Asthma, Allergies, Sleep Apnea, etc.



Our multidisciplinary team has over 50 years of combined experience in obesity prevention and treatment. The team consists of a board-certified obesity medicine physician, licensed clinical psychologist, registered dietitian, health education specialist, clinical pharmacist, and an obesity certified physician’s assistant.


Colony S. Fugate, D.O., FACOP
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine 
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics Medical Director, Family Health and Nutrition Clinic


Kelly Murray, Pharm.D., BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Department of Emergency Medicine


Ginger L. Welch, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Licensed Health Services Psychologist, Human Development and Family Science


Kerry Morgan, Ph.D., MCHES

Assistant Professor

Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies

University of Central Oklahoma


Courtney Abernathy, MMSc, PA-CClinical Assistant Professor, Director of Student SuccessAshlea Braun, PhD, RDAssistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences


Angelia Diab, DNP, FNP-BCOSU Health Access Network


Megan Claybrook

Project ECHO Clinical Coordinator


Submit A Case

To present a case at an upcoming HPNRI Pediatric Obesity ECHO, email coordinator Megan Claybrook at to request an ECHO ID number. You will receive an ID and a link to a case presentation form to submit your case.

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