Assistant Director Associate Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Depts of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Associate Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Dept of Health Services
Dr. Alice Kuo is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Health Services in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Kuo’s research interests focus in the areas of developmental screening and services, early literacy practices, cognitive and language development in young minority children, hearing screening in early childhood, services for children with autism, and mental health services for children.
Dr. Kuo directs educational programs at many levels, from high school to capacity-building and career mentoring. She is the Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)-funded Pathways for Students into Health Professions, for disadvantaged students interested in public health and health professional careers. She teaches the Foundations of Maternal and Child Health course at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. At the David Geffen School of Medicine, she is the Associate Chair for the Primary Care College, a Well-Being Advisor for medical students, and a Doctoring preceptor for third-year medical students.
At the national level, Dr. Kuo is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Community Pediatrics in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She was co-chair of the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative Program Advisory Committee at the AAP from 2005-2008. She was co-chair of the Advocacy Training Special Interest Group in the Academic Pediatrics Association (APA) from 2004-2007, and Region Co-Chair of the APA from 2007-2010.
Dr. Kuo received her BA in Biology from Harvard, her MD from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and her PhD in Educational Psychology from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Services.
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