Orange County Health Care Agency
Santa Ana, Calif.
Dr. Nuñez has a primary interest in directing attention and resources to areas of significant disparity in child health, particularly asthma. He is also interested in promoting health initiatives aimed at improving overall health access and the quality of care provided for low-income, minority, and underserved children. He coordinates a statewide Best Practices in Childhood Asthma program that utilizes continuous quality improvement principles and trained clinical asthma coordinators/community health workers to improve the quality of asthma prevention and clinical care for children. He also provides collaborative, strategic support to asthma legislative, policy, prevention, and educational opportunities in the State Department of Public Health and in local schools and communities. He has 10 years of previous clinical experience as a primary care pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente, where he also served as the medical center's lead for quality improvements in pediatric asthma care.Dr. Nuñez received his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine in 1989, and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center and at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, California in 1992. He received an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002 as a CFHU Fellow.