The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute utilizes a multi-pronged approach to ensure Latinos and other communities of color have a seat at the decision-making table and fair opportunities to thrive.
UCLA LPPI is committed to working with leading experts, advocates and elected officials to address today’s most pressing issues. We are committed to championing evidence-based policy solutions that expand genuine opportunity for all Americans by shining a spotlight on how Latinos are and are not included in policy-making.
The UCLA Voting Rights Project is the flagship project of the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute aimed at creating an accessible and equitable system of voting for all Americans through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box.
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.
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