Dr. Bazzano provides strategic oversight of all health activities around the world to ensure public funding, policies, medical training programs, and health service delivery are inclusive of people with ID.
Dr. Bazzano is a pediatrician, and previously served as Senior Medical Director for Health Policy at Acumen, LLC and Chief Physician at the Westside Regional Center, the Los Angeles Agency charged with serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Bazzano was deeply involved in the founding of the Achievable Health Center, a first-of-its-kind federally qualified health center dedicated to developmental disabilities, and served as founding co-Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Bazzano is on the faculty of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and she has served as Clinical Director for Health Promotion at Special Olympics Healthy Athletes in Southern California.
Dr. Bazzano completed medical school and pediatric residency at UCLA and was a UCLA Clinical Scholar, selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She also completed her Masters’ in Public Health and her PhD in the Department of Health Policy and Management at UCLA. Dr. Bazzano has been appointed to several state and national executive boards, including the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and served as a Healthcare Leadership Fellow with the California Health Care Foundation. Her work has been published and cited in leading peer-reviewed journals and she has been awarded foundation, state, federal, and international funding to design, implement, and evaluate programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.