Toney L Welborn

Contact Information:
Toney L Welborn


Welborn, Toney (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Family Medicine -Assistant Professor

Center of:


Arizona State University   MS   1996
OU Health Sciences Center   MD   2000
OU Health Sciences Center   Residency   2003

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
I am an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and member of the Research Division in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. My primary area of interest is in addressing obesity and its health consequences through the use of the social-ecological model. The social-ecological model addresses behavior change on multiple levels including individual, relationship, community and societal. As a family physician researcher, I feel aptly placed to implement this model in the prevention of and management of obesity in primary care practices. I have substantial primary care community-based practice experience prior to becoming a researcher. I have also experience in working in communities and have established relationships with a number of other community-based researchers on this campus and around the country, particularly those focusing on obesity. I have formed partnerships with local schools, a homeless shelter, a local church, Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. I also serve as the Obesity Workgroup Chairman for Wellness Now an Oklahoma City/County coalition with the goal of improving overall health scores in the city and county. To increase my expertise in prevention and community health, I am currently participating in the Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina (UNC). Participating in this distance program will allow me to earn a Master¿s of Public Health while allowing me to maintain my full-time position at OUHSC.


Research Projects:

Community based obesity prevention and treatment research
Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Programs to Manage Obesity.

Selected Publications:

Question: Is oral ivermectin more effective than 5% permethrin cream for scabies?
2011    Roberts M, Malling H, Welborn T.
J Okla State Med Assoc
Are adults with nocturia more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than adults without nocturia?
2011    Gandhi S, Jain V, Welborn TL, Aspy CB
Evidence-Based Practice
Does atenolol reduce adverse cardiovascular outcomes in adult patients with hypertension?
2011    Gupta R, Kirby S, Lawler F, Welborn TL
J Okla State Med Assoc
Keywords, Tags:
Primary Care, obesity,