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
Associate Director of Diversity and Community Engagement, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Office of Diversity, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Director, Healthy Woman Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Abramson Cancer Center
1206 Penn Tower
399 South 34 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 349-5200
Fax: (215) 614-0044
Graduate Group Affiliations
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.
Candidate for Certificate of Professional Development concentrated on Leadership Development, Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2014.
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

Barriers to colorectal and prostate cancer screening
Physician behavior about cancer screening
Chemoprevention in colorectal cancer screening
Health literacy as a barrier to cancer screening
Disparities in cancer screening
Curcumin
Cancer screening

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cancer Screening
Women's Health
Disease prevention

Selected Publications

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.

Higgins P, Gillespie D, Coniglio M, Guerra C. : Improving utilization of patient portals through a multifaceted intervention strategy ASCO’s Quality Care Symposium Nov 2013.

Guerra CE, Ross K, Holmboe E, Woo K, Heitjan, DF, Brooks D, Kirkland D, Lynn LA.: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Evidence-Based Toolbox and Guide to Increase Primary Care Clinicians’ Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Diplomates of the American Board of Internal Medicine. SGIM April 2013.

American Cancer Society: Cancer Prevention Study-3, American Cancer Society. http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=9058960#.UWSWO6XQUIQ.gmail Apr 2013.

Penn Medicine: Simply Because. http://issuu.com/pennmedicinenews/docs/simply_because_2013?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage March 2013.

Stephen Ornes: The Spice of a Trial. Cancer Today Page: 12, Winter 2013.

American Cancer Society: Public Service Announcement, American Cancer Society. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41809089/S/bto_acs_15_sept13_1.mp4 2013.

American Cancer Society: Cancer Prevention Study enrolls at Independence Blue Cross. http://www.ibx.com/company_info/news/press_releases/2012/10_19_More_than_200_people_enr.html Oct 2012.

American Cancer Society Webinar: Best practices for community health worker models for reaching populations experiencing cancer disparities American Cancer Society July 2012.

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