Carmen E. Guerra, M.D., M.S.C.E., F.A.C.P.

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Ruth C. and Raymond G. Perelman Associate Professor of Medicine
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
Member, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Founding Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach, 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
Diversity Search Advisor, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Founding Director, Dr. Edward S. Cooper Leadership Development Program for Women and Diverse PSOM faculty , Perelman School of Medicine
Lead Diversity Search Advisor, Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Advisory Dean, Dr. Helen O. Dickens House, Perelman School of Medicine
Affiliate Member, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation at the Abramson Cancer Center
Facilitator, Program to Advance Clinician Educators, Perelman School of Medicine
Chair, Vice Chairs of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Abramson Cancer Center
12-107 South Pavilion
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 349-5200
Fax: (215) 614-0044
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.
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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
Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials by Underserved Populations

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cancer Screening and Prevention
Women's Health
Disease prevention

Description of Other Expertise

Student, Trainee and Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

Selected Publications

Takvorian SU, Chatterjee P, Mamtani R, Wu Y, Guerra CE, Werner RM, Schpero W: Association Between State Medicaid Policies and Accrual of Black Participants to Cancer Clinical Trials. In press. J Clin Oncol Jun 2022.

Barrett N, Boehmer L, Schrag J, Benson AB, Green S, Hamroun L, Howson A, Matin K, Oyer RA, Pierce LJ, Jeames SE, Winkfield KM, Yang ES, Zwicker V, Bruinooge SS, Hurley PA, Williams JHH, Guerra C. : Assessing feasibility and utility of an implicit bias training program for addressing disparities in cancer clinical trial participation. In press. J Clin Oncol Jun 2022.

Pressman A, Hurley P, Kaltenbaugh M, Bruinooge SS, Garrett-Mayer E, Boehmer L, Bernick LA, Byatt L, Charlot M, Crews J, Fashoyin-Aje L, McCaskill-Stevens W, Nowakowski G, Oyer R, Patel MI, Pierce L, Ramirez A, Williams JH, Zwicker V, Guerra CE : Availability of Data for Screening, Offering, and Consenting Patients to Cancer Clinical Trials: Report from an ASCO-ACCC Collaboration J Clin Oncol 40(16 Suppl): 6530, Jun 2022.

Bange EM, Coughlin K, Brown TJ, Li W, Moriarty E, Bange T, Rosin R, Josephs M, Smith D, Cohen RB, Getz K, Rangusano D, Balar E, Schuchter L, Balachandran M, Long Q, Schulman L, Guerra C, Mamtani, R: Saving TIME: accuracy of a Text Intervention to MinimizE the time burden of cancer care. In press. J Clin Oncol Jun 2022.

Oyer RA, Hurley P, Boehmer L, Steeby Bruinooge S, Levit K, Barrett N, Benson A, Bernick LA, Byatt L, Charlot M, Crews J, DeLeon K, Fashoyin-Aje L, Garrett-Mayer E, Gralow JR, Green S, Guerra CE, Hamroun L, Hardy CM, Hempstead B, Jeames S, Mann M, Matin K, McCaskill-Stevens W, Merrill J, Nowakowski GZ, Patel MI, Pressman A, Ramirez AG, Segura J, Segarra-Vasquez B, Williams JH, Williams JE, Winkfield KM, Yang ES, Zwicker V, Pierce LJ.: Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials: An American Society of Clinical Oncology and Association of Community Cancer Centers Joint Research Statement. J Clin Oncol May 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1200/JCO.22.00754. Online ahead of print.

Sarah Gantz: Philadelphia Researchers Work to Make Clinical Trials More Diverse. The Philadelphia Inquirer May 2022 Notes:

Wiredu C, Haynes N, Guerra C, Ky B.: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Associated Thrombosis. Thromb Haemost 122(5): 662-665, May 2022.

Edmonds CE, Zuckerman SP, Guerra CE.: Racial Disparities Persist in Cancer Screening: New USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Illuminate Inadequate Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for Black Women. J Gen Intern Med 37(6): 1534-1536, May 2022.

Finn CB, Tong JK, Alexander HE, Wirtalla C, Wachtel H, Guerra CE, Mehta SJ, Wender R, Kelz RR. : How Referring Providers Choose Specialists for Their Patients: A Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med Apr 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07574-6. Online ahead of print.

Guerra CE, Fleury ME, Byatt LP, Lian T, Pierce L: Strategies to Advance Equity in Cancer Clinical Trials. Accepted for Publication. ASCO Education Book Apr 2022.

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