Perspectives

Below are links to content regarding informational interviews we conducted with a variety of personnel.

Click here to learn more about our interview with Dr. Alice Kuo, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the DGSOM at UCLA, and of Health Policy and Management at the Fielding UCLA School of Public Health. She’s also the chief of medicine/pediatrics at UCLA. 

Click here to learn more about our interview with Dr. Eric Curcio, primary care physician who specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics right here at UCLA health. He is also a physician working on the needle anxiety program.

Click here to learn more about our interview with Kendal Wilkie, a registered nurse at the UCLA medicine pediatrics comprehensive care in Santa Monica, and she is also a clinical nurse working on the needle anxiety program. She is also working on the needle anxiety program.

Click here to learn more about our interview with Dr. Peay and Dr. Chipley, who both work with Hood Medicine, a public health non profit collective dedicated to improving the health of black and brown people. a registered nurse at the UCLA medicine pediatrics comprehensive care in Santa Monica, and she is also a clinical nurse working on the needle anxiety program. She is also working on the needle anxiety program.

Click here to learn more about our interview with Zina Jawadi, a UCLA medicine student. We discussed her perspective as someone part of the hearing loss community. Additionally we learned about initiatives there are to integrate disability and neurodiversity related education into medical training.

Click here to learn more about our interview with Zach Williams, an MD/PhD candidate at Vanderbilt University in the neuroscience graduate program.  Currently, he’s conducting his PhD research where you study sensory processing differences in individuals with neuro-psychiatric disorders. We learned his perspective as a physician, physician scientist in training, and also as someone who works with a neurodiverse community.

Click here to learn more about our interview with Dr. Botazzi. Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi is an Associate Dean at the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston,Texas and Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. Internationally recognized, she is a vaccinologist and specialist in tropical and infectious diseases and a global health advocate with two decades of sustainable contributions in the development of biotechnologies. Dr. Bottazzi was raised in Honduras where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Clinical Chemistry from the National Autonomous University of Honduras. Her Ph.D. is in Molecular Immunology and Experimental Pathology from the University of Florida and her postdoctoral training in Cell Biology was completed at the University of Miami and Pennsylvania.