Jane A. Weida, MD, FAAFP

Director of Clinical Affairs/Associate Professor, Department of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine (FIRM), College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Associate Residency Director, University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency–Tuscaloosa

Dr. Weida earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed a family medicine residency at Chestnut Hill Hospital. She has been a practicing family physician for 28 years, beginning with 13 years in private practice, after which she practiced in a medical school setting for six years before moving into residency education. She is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Weida serves on the board of directors of Family Medicine for America’s Health, a collaboration among the eight national family medicine organizations to drive continued improvement in the U.S. health care system and demonstrate the value of primary care. She is the board liaison to the Health Equity Tactic Team, which works to improve health equity and increase the social accountability of primary care organizations. Dr. Weida spent nine years as a member and an officer of the board of trustees of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and developed its signature program, Family Medicine Cares. Her interest in global health has taken her to Moldova, the Republic of Georgia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan for humanitarian medical trips. In addition, she has traveled to Haiti six times with Family Medicine Cares to deliver family medicine education and to raise awareness in Haiti of the value of family medicine.