Dr. Alice Kuo is 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; Chief of Medicine-Pediatrics at UCLA. Her research interests include access to and delivery of developmental services, cognitive and language development in young minority children, and services for children and adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Dr. Alice Kuo is the Principal Investigator of the AIR-P (www.airpnetwork.ucla.edu) and a professor, practicing pediatrician, and researcher 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. In addition to her research, Dr. Kuo has been involved in educational programs at several levels, from undergraduate students to post-graduate fellows. Since 2006, she has been the Director of the MCHB-funded Pathways for Students into Health Professions for disadvantaged undergraduate students interested in public health and health professional careers. In 2016, she became the Director of the MCHB-funded University of California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (UC-LEND) program (www.uc-lend.med.ucla.edu); and in 2020, became the Director of the MCHB-funded MCH Center of Excellence at UCLA, also known as the UCLA Maternal and Child Health Training program (www.mch.ucla.edu). At the post-graduate level, Dr. Kuo is the Director of the UCLA Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program, which she founded in 2003. At the national level, she has been the chair of the Health Care Transition Committee for the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association since 2012.
Clinically, Dr. Kuo sees primary care patients at the Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center in Santa Monica, the first ambulatory practice at UCLA with extended hours in the evenings and on weekends and holidays. She also precepts residents and students at the Simms-Mann Health Center in Santa Monica. She also directs the School Function Program at the Venice Family Clinic, a primary care-based model for addressing learning issues and mental health problems in children.
Dr. Kuo received a B.A. in biology from Harvard University, her M.D. from UCLA, and her Ph.D. in educational psychology with a focus on early childhood and special education from the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.
Dr. Kuo received a BA in Biology from Harvard University, her MD from UCLA, her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus on Early Childhood and Special Education from the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, and her MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.