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
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

Steinkamp J, Anyanwu EC, Adeli B, Childs CB, Guerra CE, Airan-Javia SL: Words Matter: What is the Prevalence of Stigmatizing Language within the EHR? (Poster). American Medical Informatics Association's Clinical Informatics Virtual Conference May 2021.

Washington A, Miles L, Melendez C, Bryant B, Auchus A, Goldberg M, Melnick S, Way J, Grant D, Highsmith K, Guerra CE: Drive By Flu-FIT: a Novel Way to Mitigate the Decrease in Colorectal Cancer Screening during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Oral Presentation). American Association of Cancer Research: COVID-19 and Cancer Virtual Meeting Feb 2021.

Guerra CE, Kelly S, Redlinger C, Hernández P, Glanz K: Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Treatment Trials Accrual: A Closer Look at Participation Rates. Accepted for publication. Am J Clin Oncol 2021.

Lau-Min KS, Guerra CE, Nathanson KL, Bekelman JE : From Race-Based to Precision Oncology: Leveraging Behavioral Economics and the Electronic Health Record to Advance Health Equity in Cancer Care. Accepted for publication. JCO Precision Oncology 2021.

Guerra C, Yang C: Health Care System Approaches to Addressing Cancer Health Disparities. In: Cancer Health Disparities: From Determinants of Disparities to Solutions for Equity. Hughes-Halbert C. (eds.). Springer Science, 2021.

Guerra CE, Verderame E, Nicholson A, Wan L, Brook A: A Plan-Do-Study-Act Approach to the Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Patient Navigation Program to Reduce Breast Cancer Screening Disparities in Un- and Underinsured, Racially and Ethnically Diverse Urban Women. Accepted for publication. Frontiers in Public Health 2021.

Stacy Baca: Delays in mammography screening during the pandemic. ABC7 News Chicago. Oct 2020 Notes:

ABC News: Doctors Move from Hospitals to COVID testing sight to treat communities of color Nightline Aug 2020 Notes:

Fontham ETH, Wolf AMD, Church TR, Etzioni R, Flowers CR, Herzig A, Guerra CE, Oeffinger KC; Shih YT, Walter WC, Kim JJ, Andrews KS, DeSantis C, Fedewa SA, Manassaram-Baptiste D, Saslow D, Wender RC; Smith RA: Cervical Cancer Screening for Individuals at Average Risk: 2020 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. CA: Cancer J Clin 70(5): 321-46, July 2020.

Katherine J. Wu : Study of Coronavirus in Pregnant Women Finds Striking Racial Differences New York Times July 2020 Notes:

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