Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine
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Carmen E. Guerra, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Associate Member, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow , Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
Founding co-director, UPHS Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Affiliated Member, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics/Penn-CMU Roybal Center, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Chief of Staff, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Associate Director of Diversity and Community Engagement, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Director, Office of Diversity, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Director, Healthy Woman Program/Penn Medicine Breast Health Initiative, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Lead Diversity Search Advisor, PSOM
Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Abramson Cancer Center
12-107 South Pavilion Extension
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 349-5374
Fax: (215) 614-0044
Education:
B.A. (Psychobiology)
New York University, 1989.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1993.
M.S.C.E. (Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry , 1993-1994.
Resident in Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry , 1994-1996.
Fellow , NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Summer Training Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions, 2003-2003.
Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, 2005-2009.
Certificate of Professional Development concentrated on Leadership Development, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2015.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996.
Recertification completed, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Health disparities
Barriers to accessing cancer screening
Barriers to accessing clinical trials
Colorectal cancer screening
Breast cancer screening
Health literacy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cancer Screening and Prevention
Women's Health
Disease prevention

Selected Publications

Sherry, V., Schneider, S., Ranganathan, A., Guerra, C.: Screening for and Managing Distress in Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer. In press. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 2017.

Hoffman RL, Bryant B, Allen SR, Lee MJ, Aarons CB, Kelz RR. : Using community outreach to explore health-related beliefs and improve surgeon-patient engagement. Journal of Surgical Research; 2016: 206(2) 206(2): 411-417, Dec 2016.

Lamanna A, Sheafer H, Guerra C, Kochman M: Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigation for the Underserved: Experience of an Urban Program Gastroenterology & Hepatology 12(9): 547-551, Septermber 2016.

Vapiwala, Neha. : Putting a Finger on Cancer Disparities: Replacing Urban Myths with Community Wisdom. JAMA Oncology 2(8): 996-8, Aug 2016.

Morland TB, Synnestvedt M, Honeywell S Jr, Yang F, Armstrong K, Guerra C. : Effect of a Financial Incentive for Colorectal Cancer Screening Adherence on the Appropriateness of Colonoscopy Orders. Am J Med Qual May 2016.

Lamanna A, Broadwater A, Guerra C, Kochman M.: Implementation of a Patient Navigation Program Designed to Increase Awareness and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in an Urban, Underserved Population DDW May 2016.

Lanken PN, Novack DH, Daetwyler C, Gallop R, Landis JR, Lapin J, Subramaniam GA, Schindler BA.: Efficacy of an internet-based learning module and small-group debriefing on trainees' attitudes and communication skills toward patients with substance use disorders: results of a cluster randomized controlled trial. Acad Med 90(3): 345-54, Mar 2015.

Ramos, J, Mehta, S; Lamanna, A; Kochman, M; Guerra, C: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the First Year of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Program at an Academic Medical Center. Digestive Disease Weekly June 2014.

Ramos, J, Mehta, S; Lamanna, A; Kochman, M; Guerra, C: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the First Year of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Program at an Academic Medical Center. Academy Health June 2014.

Morland TB, Synnestvedt S, Honeywell S, Yang F, Armstrong K, Guerra CE.: Effect of Financial Incentive for Colorectal Cancer Screening Adherence on Appropriateness of Colonoscopy Orders. JGIM. Springer, 29(1): S79, April 2014.

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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