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Alma Guerrero

Issues Health

Center Associate Faculty Member, CHCFC and Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics at UCLA

Dr. Alma Guerrero is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA. She practices general pediatrics with vulnerable populations who have high unmet medical and psychosocial needs. She has an interest and clinical experience in childhood obesity and child development of young Latino children. Dr. Guerrero’s research has focused on examining parental perceptions of childhood obesity, child development, and family-centered care among Latino children. Dr. Guerrero has conducted qualitative research in the area of early childhood obesity, designed a primary intervention across Los Angeles County to improve child development education among low-income largely Latina mothers who participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Women (WIC program), and completed various secondary data analyses that are contributing to the understanding of young Latino children’s health and development and their healthcare experiences.

Dr. Guerrero received her MD from the UCLA School of Medicine and her MPH in Health Services Organization from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Guerrero’s current work focuses on building caregiver skills, family cohesion, and caregiver knowledge to target childhood obesity among families residing in East Los Angeles.