Lourdes R. Guerrero, EdD, MSW, is an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research and Geriatrics. She is the associate director for the Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Coordinating Center, the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), and TimeOut@UCLA, an intergenerational respite program for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She is also the co-PI of the NIH STEP-UP (Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons) Coordinating Center at UCLA, and is a member of the evaluation team for the NIH Diversity Program Consortium/UCLA Coordination and Evaluation Center.

Guerrero is a bilingual and bicultural researcher with training and experience working in medical education, higher education policy, and community-based social services. Her recent work addresses diversity in the biomedical workforce, and the health and well-being of caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Guerrero began her career at the David Geffen School of Medicine as the director of evaluation and research for graduate medical education. She also worked on the education core and evaluation team of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Prior to working at UCLA, she was the director of special projects for UC College Prep Online, and the programs and communication director for Excelencia in Education in Washington, DC. She has served on the board of directors of various non-profit organizations including Ready, Set, Read! and MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity), and worked on consulting projects with the Latina Researchers Network, the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles and the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging. She is currently on the advisory board for the University of California, Berkeley ChicanX LatinX Alumni Association.

Guerrero obtained her doctoral degree in education from UCLA and master of social work degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She also has a master of pastoral ministry degree from the Franciscan School of Theology and a bachelor's degree in Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley.