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Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Alice Kuo is a Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is Chief of Medicine-Pediatrics and Director of Preventive Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Kuo has been committed to improving developmental services for children and adults with disabilities. She is the Director of the national Health Care Transitions Research Network for Autism as well as Director of the University of California Leadership in Education on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (UC-LEND), both funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. She has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of early childhood health, developmental services, health disparities, and medical education. She has edited two books: Child Health: a Population Perspective by Oxford University Press in 2015 and Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions by Springer in 2016.

Dr. Kuo served on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Community Pediatrics Training Initiative from 2005-2008 and the Council on Community Pediatrics from 2009-2015 and was the Policy Chair for those last three years. During her time on the COCP, she co-authored ten policy statements for the AAP related to social determinants of child health. She is currently President of AAP Southern California (Chapter 2 which includes Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino counties).

Dr. Kuo received a B.A. in biology from Harvard University, her M.D. and Ph.D. in educational psychology from UCLA, and M.B.A. from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She completed her combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a NRSA Primary Care Health Services Research fellowship at UCLA.

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