Dr. Alice Kuo

Project Investigator, Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health


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

Since 2020, Dr. Kuo has been the Principal Investigator of the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P, http://www.airpnetwork.ucla.edu). In addition to her research, Dr. Kuo has been involved in educational programs at several levels, including the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)-funded University of California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (UC-LEND) program (www.uc-lend.med.ucla.edu) and the UCLA Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence (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, and Associate Director of the UCLA Preventive Medicine Fellowship Program, which she founded in 2014. 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 Santa Monica and Redondo Beach and is board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine and preventive medicine. Dr. Kuo received a B.A. in biology from Harvard University, her M.D. from UCLA, her Ph.D. in educational psychology with a focus on early childhood and special education from UCLA and her M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.