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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

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, 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. Front Public Health 9: 106, Feb 2021.

Doykos PM, Chen MS, Watson K, Henderson V, Baskin ML, Downer S, Smith LA, Bhavaraju N, Dina S, Lathan CS.: Special Convening and Listening Session on Health Equity and Community Outreach and Engagement at National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Health Equity 5.1, Jan 2021.

Doykos PM, Chen MS, Watson K, Henderson V, Baskin ML, Downer S, Smith LA, Bhavaraju N, Dina S, Lathan CS.: Recommendations from a Dialogue on Evolving National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach and Engagement Requirements: A Path Forward. Health Equity 5.1, Jan 2021.

Wolfgang KM, Takeshita, Fitzsimmons R, Guerra CE: The Association between Sexual Orientation, BMI, Obesity diagnosis, and Provider Recommendation for Weight Management (Poster Presentation). Society of General Internal Medicine 2021.

Takvorian SU, Guerra CE, Schpero WL.: A Hidden Opportunity — Medicaid’s Role in Supporting Equitable Access to Clinical Trials. In press. N Engl J Med 2021.

Wolfgang KM, Takeshita J, Fitzsimmons R, Guerra CE.: The Association Between Sexual Orientation, BMI, Obesity Diagnosis, and Provider Recommendation for Weight Management (Poster presentation). J Gen Intern Med 2021.

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 2021 Notes: Accepted for publication.

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.

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