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

Ruth C. and Raymond G. Perelman 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
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
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
Affiliate Member, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation at the Abramson Cancer Center
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.
Fellow, National Cancer Institute Multilevel Intervention Training Institute, 2022-2022.
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

Guerra C, Yang C: Health Care System Approaches to Addressing Cancer Health Disparities. In press. Cancer Health Disparities: From Determinants of Disparities to Solutions for Equity. Hughes-Halbert C. (eds.). Springer Science, 2023.

Barrett NJ, Boehmer L, Schrag J, Benson AB, Green S, Hamroun-Yazid L, Howson A, Matin K, Oyer RA, Pierce L, Jeames SE, Winkfield K, Yang ES, Zwicker V, Bruinooge S, Hurley S, Williams JH, Guerra CE.: An Assessment of the Feasibility and Utility of an ACCC-ASCO Implicit Bias Training Program to Enhance Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials. JCO Oncol Pract. In press. 2023.

Health Equity Workgroup, MCED Consortium: MCED Health Equity Workgroup Research Study Development Considerations MCED Consortium 2023.

Health Equity Workgroup, MCED Consortium: MCED Health Equity Workgroup Landscape Analysis of Patient Barriers to Care MCED Consortium 2023.

Finn CB, Wirtalla C, Roberts SE, Collier K, Mehta SJ, Guerra CE, Airoldi E, Xu Zhang, Keele L, Aarons CB, Jensen ST, Kelz RR: Simulated Comparison of Outcomes Following Colorectal Cancer Surgery at the Best Local Hospital Versus Chosen Hospital. JAMA Network Open. In press. 2023.

Guerra CE, Pressman A, Hurley P, Garrett-Meyer E, Bruinooge SS, Howson A, Kaltenbaugh K, Williams JH, Boehmer L, Bernick LA, Byatt L, Charlot M, Crews J, Fashoyin-Aje L, McCaskill-Stevens W, Merrill J, Nowakowski G, Patel MI, Ramirez A, Zwicker V, Oyer RA, Pierce LJ.: Increasing Racial and Ethnic Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Cancer Treatment Trials: Evaluation of an ASCO-ACCC Site Self-Assessment. JCO Oncol Pract. In press. 2023.

Herrera C, Guerra CE, Narayan V, Guzzo TJ, Mamtani R, Lee DJ, Tasian G, Talwar R.: Financial toxicity in prostate cancer survivors: a national cross-sectional assessment of subjective financial burden. In press. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations. Nov 2022.

Joung RH, Mullett TW, Kurtzman SH, Shafir S, Harris JB, Yao KA, Bilimoria KY, Cance WG, Nelson H. : Evaluation of a National Quality Improvement Collaborative for Improving Cancer Screening. JAMA Netw Open 5(11): e2242354, Nov 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 37(13): 3444-3452, Oct 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07574-6. Online ahead of print.

Gerber DE, Tirol JA, McNeill L, Williams EL, Zhu H, Craddock SJ, Leavey PJ, Sadeghil N, Kapinos K, Dornsife DL, Nguyen V, Wileyto EP, Guerra CE. : Enhancing access to and diversity in cancer clinical trials through a financial reimbursement program: Protocol to evaluate a novel program. Contemporary Clinical Trials 121, Oct 2022.

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