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Carmen E. Guerra, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Affiliated Member, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics/Penn-CMU Roybal Center, University of Pennsylvania
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, PSOM, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Director, Dr. Edward S. Cooper Leadership Development Program for Women and Diverse PSOM faculty , PSOM
Lead Diversity Search Advisor, PSOM
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
Facilitator, Program to Advance Clinician Educators
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Abramson Cancer Center
12-107 South Pavilion Extension
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 349-5374
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

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

Familusi, O., Enriquez, F., Fox, J., Rhemtulla, I., Brooks, A., Guerra, C., & Butler, P. : Breast Reconstruction Awareness: Targeting Health Literacy through Community Engagement. Creative Education 10: 637-649, Apr 2019.

Alcaraz KI, Wiedt T, Daniels E, Yabroff RK, Guerra CE, Wender RC. : Understanding and Addressing Social Determinants for Cancer Control and Health Equity in the United States: A Blueprint for Practice, Research, and Policy. Ca Cancer J Clin 2019 Notes: Accepted for publication.

Myers RE, Stello B, Daskalakis C, Sifri R, Gonzalez ET, DiCarlo M, Johnson MB, Hegarty SE, Shaak K, Rivera A, Gorditis-Molina L, Petrich A, Careyva B, de-Ortiz R, Diaz L.: Decision Support and Navigation to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Hispanic Patients. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev Oct 2018.

Mehta SJ, Khan T, Guerra C, Reitz C, McAuliffe T, Volpp KG, Asch DA, Doubeni CA. : A Randomized Controlled Trial of Opt-in versus Opt-out Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach. Am J Gastroenterol Jun 2018.

Wolf A, Fontham ETH, Church TR, Flowers CR, Guerra CE, LaMonte SJ, Etzione R, McKenna M, Oeffinger KC, Shih YT, Walter LC, Andrews KS, Brawley OW, Brooks D, Fedewa SA, Manassaram-Baptiste D, Siegel R, Wender RC, Smith RA.: Colorectal Cancer Screening for Average Risk Adults: 2018 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. CA Cancer J Clin 68: 250-281, May 2018.

Guerra CE: An American Tale. Philadelphia Magazine. Lipson, Apr 2018 Notes: https://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2018/04/28/docstories-carmen-guerra/

Sherry, V., Schneider, S., Ranganathan, A., Guerra, C.: Screening for and Managing Distress in Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 21(3): 379-83, June 2017.

Hoffman RL, Bryant B, Allen SR, Lee MJ, Aarons CB, Kelz RR. : Using community outreach to explore health-related beliefs and improve surgeon-patient engagement. Journal of Surgical Research; 2016: 206(2) 206(2): 411-417, Dec 2016.

Lamanna A, Sheafer H, Guerra C, Kochman M: Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigation for the Underserved: Experience of an Urban Program Gastroenterology & Hepatology 12(9): 547-551, Septermber 2016.

Vapiwala, Neha. : Putting a Finger on Cancer Disparities: Replacing Urban Myths with Community Wisdom. JAMA Oncology 2(8): 996-8, Aug 2016.

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