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

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
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
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.
Executive Leadership Development, Certificate of Professional Development, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2015.
Executive Leadership Development, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), 2018-2019.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017.
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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

Wolfgang KM, Takeshita J, Fitzsimmons R, Guerra CE. : The Association Between Sexual Orientation, BMI, Obesity Diagnosis, and Provider Recommendation for Weight Management. In press. BMC Women's Health 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. In press. J Gen Intern Med 2022.

Islami F, Guerra CE, Minihan A, Yabroff KR, Fedewa SA, Sloan K, Wiedt TL, Thomson B, Siegel RL, Nargis N, Winn RA, Lacasse L, Makaroff L, Daniels EC, Patel AV, Cance WG, Jemal A. : American Cancer Society’s report on the status of cancer disparities in the United States, 2021 CA: Cancer J Clin Dec 2021.

Nimgaonkar V, Thompson JC, Pantalone L, Cook T, Kontos D, McCarthy AM, Carpenter EL.: Racial disparities in 30-day outcomes following index admission for COVID-19. Frontiers in Medicine Nov 2021.

Wiredu C, Haynes N, Guerra C, Ky B.: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Associated Thrombosis. In press. Thromb Haemost Oct 2021.

Frosch ZAK, Namoglu EC, Mitra N, Landsburg DJ, Nasta SD, Bekelman JE, Iyengar R, Guerra CE, Schapira MM.: Willingness to travel for cellular therapy: the influence of follow-up care location, oncologist continuity, and race JCO Oncology Practice Sept 2021.

Herrera C, Guerra C, Narayan V, Guzzo TJ, Lee DJ, Mamtani R, Tasian G, Talwar R.: Financial burden of prostate cancer survivorship: a national cross-sectional assessment of subjective financial distress. The Journal of Urology in press, Sept 2021.

Frosch ZAK, Namoglu EC, Mitra N, Landsburg DJ, Nasta SD, Shea JA, Bekelman JE, Guerra CE, Schapira MM: Willingness to travel for CAR-T: A choice-based conjoint analysis. J Clin Oncol 39(15 Supp): e18503, June 2021 Notes: https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.2021.39.15_suppl.e18503.

Guerra CE, Kelly S, Redlinger C, Hernández P, Glanz K.: Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Treatment Trials Accrual: A Closer Look at Participation Rates. Am J Clin Oncol 44: 227-231 June 2021.

Guerra CE, Sallee V, Hwang W, Bryant B, Washington AL, Takvorian SU, Schnoll R, Glanz K, Cohen RB, Nathanson KL, Vonderheide RH.: Accrual of Black participants to cancer clinical trials following a five-year prospective initiative of community outreach and engagement (oral presentation at American Society of Clinical Oncology). J Clin Oncol 39(15): 100, June 2021.

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Last updated: 12/26/2021
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