COVID Vaccine Q&A Webinar

** If you missed the August 11, 2021 COVID Vaccine Webinar livestream, you can watch a recording of it in the player to the right (desktop) or above (mobile).

Hosted by the Office of Emergency Management, the webinar consisted of a panel discussion by medical experts, followed by a dedicated Q&A session. Still have questions around COVID and vaccines? Submit them here. Please note, questions are intended to address COVID and corresponding vaccines, not university policies.

Medical Panel

Dr. Nava Yeganeh, M.D.

Dr. Nava Yeganeh, M.D. is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Her research has focused on preventing the transmission of infectious diseases to infants, as well as promoting policies that optimize the health of pregnant women and infants in more than 15 international settings. In addition to being a pediatric infectious disease expert, Dr. Yeganeh is a medical epidemiologist at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) where she serves as the lead for the COVID-19 vaccine unit for the education branch.  

Dr Aparna Sridhar

Dr. Aparna Sridhar, M.D., M.P.H. is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include managing normal and high-risk pregnancies, general gynecological care, access to family planning options, adolescent health care, management of menstrual problems and international health. In addition, she works at the Arthur Ashe Student’s Health Center as a consultant gynecologist for UCLA undergraduates.  She is the clerkship director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology core clerkship at the School of Medicine and enjoys educating medical students and residents about women’s health care. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Sridhar has worked in obstetric and gynecologic outpatient and inpatient units to counsel women regarding pre-conception, pregnancy and gynecological care.

Stacey E. Weinstein, MD

Dr. Stacey Weinstein, M.D. is an assistant professor of medicine-pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  She is a primary care doctor with UCLA in Santa Monica with an interest in adolescent and young adult care, transitioning patients from pediatric to adult health care, and LGBTQ care, in addition to general primary care for children and adults. She has been leading telemedicine efforts at UCLA since March of 2019, and since the pandemic has been involved in a variety of COVID-19-related efforts at UCLA, including acting as a physician lead with the health system’s employee hotline and the monoclonal antibody therapy team.

Alice Kuo, MD

Dr. Alice Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., MBA is a professor and chief of medicine-pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of health policy and management in the Fielding UCLA School of Public Health. Her research interests include access to and delivery of developmental services, cognitive and language development in young minority children, and services for children and adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.  At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kuo worked implementing the COVID-19 surveillance system to manage all health care workers and eventually all UCLA employees. She then began supporting the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in various COVID-19 infection prevention efforts related to children, specifically in foster care residential facilities and schools. 

Cecily Gallup, MD

Dr. Cecily Gallup, M.D., M.P.H. is an assistant professor of medicine-pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, as well as co-director of resident and fellow global health education at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Global Health Program. She has worked internationally, providing clinical care, training local providers, and conducting research in Niger, South Africa, Rwanda, Malawi and Haiti.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has worked in hospital and urgent care settings, providing care and advice to patients impacted by COVID-19. She has also served as a medical consultant to Loyola Marymount University on re-opening strategies in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.