UCLA PSHP Faculty


Alma Guerrero, MD, MPH

Dr. Guerrero is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA.  Dr. Guerrero's research has focused on examining parental perceptions of childhood obesity, family experiences with receiving child developmental assessments in primary care, and pediatric racial/ethnic disparities in receiving family-centered care. Guerrero's work also includes a primary intervention through the Early Developmental Screening and Intervention (EDSI) to improve child development education among low-income largely Latina mothers who participate in the Los Angeles County WIC programs. Dr. Guerrero practices general pediatrics working with vulnerable populations in the West Los Angeles area who have high unmet medical and psychosocial needs. Dr. Guerrero is also involved with medical education at UCLA and is a core faculty member for the Community Health and Advocacy Training Program for pediatric residents at UCLA.

Alice Kuo, MD, PhD

Dr. Alice Kuo is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and of Health Services in the UCLA School of Public Health.  Her research interests are mainly in early childhood, and she has published 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. 

Bobby Verdugo, MSW

Bobby Verdugo is a clinical social worker focusing in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy. As program coordinator of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Behavioral Research Program, Mr. Verdugo conducted various clinical research studies on the nature and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders and has presented these findings nationally. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Verdugo is an associate faculty member in the UCLA Department of Medicine-Pediatrics and teaches physicians behavioral medicine.