alice Kuo

Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA

Division Chief, Medicine-Pediatrics

Dr. Alice Kuo is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and of Health Policy and Management in the Fielding UCLA School of Public Health. She is also Chief of Medicine-Pediatrics at UCLA. Since 2014, she has been the Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)-funded Health Care Transitions Research Network (HCT-RN) for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Priyanka Fernandes, MD, MPH

Priyanka Fernandes, MBBS, MD, MPH

Program Director, Preventive Medicine Fellowship & Epidemiology Fellowship

Dr. Fernandes is a pediatric infectious disease and preventive medicine physician with a particular interest is using community-based interventions to improve the health of children, their families and communities. Particular interests include increasing environmental stewardship, developing interventions to improve breastfeeding rates and improving post-partum mental health particularly in marginalized communities. She loves working with students, who make sure she is always learning from them.


Candace Gragnani, MD, MPH, FAAP

Associate Program Director, UCLA Preventive Medicine Training Program Co-Director, UCLA MCH CoE Director, UCLA PSHP Program

Dr. Gragnani’s training as both a preventive medicine physician and pediatrician gives her unique insight into the importance of addressing lifestyle issues within the framework of a life-course perspective on health. 

denise nunez

Denise Nunez, MD, MPH

MS4 Clerkship Director, MCH CoE Director of Student Wellness and Engagement