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Alma Guerrero

Alma Guerrero, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA. She received her medical degree in 2003 from the David Geffen School of medicine at UCLA and completed a pediatric residency training program at UCLA through the Community Health Advocacy and Training track. Following her clinical training Dr. Guerrero completed a Maternal and Child Health Fellowship at UCLA and concurrently received a Masters in Public Health in 2008 through the UCLA School of Public Health. Dr. Guerrero practices general pediatrics working with vulnerable populations in the Los Angeles area who have high unmet medical and psychosocial needs. Dr. Guerrero’s research has focused on understanding Latino parental perspectives on health care experiences for their young children. She is a recipient of the 2009 Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award and has examined Latino parental perceptions of childhood obesity, child development, and family-centered care. Guerrero’s work includes a primary intervention to improve child development education among low-income largely Latina mothers who participate in the Los Angeles County WIC programs. As a Health Care Quality Scholar, Dr. Guerrero will study the racial and ethnic health care disparities in addressing parental concerns about child development in pediatric primary care.

Project Title: Addressing Parental Concerns about Child Development in Pediatric Primary Care

Project Database: National Survey of Children’s Health 2007

Recent and Pending Publications

Guerrero AD, Rodriguez MA, and Flores G. (2011). "Disparities in Provider Elicitation of Parents' Developmental Concerns for U.S. Children." Pediatrics, 128(5): 901-909.

Guerrero AD, Chen J, Inkelas M, Rodriguez HP, Ortega AN. (2010). "Racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric experiences of family-centered care." Medical Care, 48(4): 388-393.

Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey