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

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
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
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.
Trainee, 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

Kyle Doherty: Advances in Site Self-Assessment Tools Aim to Bolster Equity in Clinical Trials. OncLive Aug 2022 Notes: https://www.onclive.com/view/advances-in-site-self-assessment-tools-aim-to-bolster-equity-in-clinical-trials.

Guerra CE, Viswanath CE: Advancing Equity in Cancer Clinical Trials: Lessons from the Evidence. epub ahead of print. JCO Oncol Pract Aug 2022.

Susan K. Trieman: Working to Reduce Lung Cancer’s Impact on Hard-Hit Communities. Everyday Health Aug 2022 Notes: https://www.everydayhealth.com/lung-cancer/working-to-reduce-lung-cancers-impact-on-hard-hit-communities/

Pressman A, Hurley P, Kaltenbaugh M, Bruinooge SS, Garrett-Mayer E, Boehmer L, Bernick LA, Byatt L, Charlot M, Crews J, Fashoyin-Aje L, McCaskill-Stevens W, Nowakowski G, Oyer R, Patel MI, Pierce L, Ramirez A, Williams JH, Zwicker V, Guerra CE : Availability of Data for Screening, Offering, and Consenting Patients to Cancer Clinical Trials: Report from an ASCO-ACCC Collaboration J Clin Oncol 40(16 Suppl): 6530, Jun 2022.

Bange EM, Coughlin K, Brown TJ, Li W, Moriarty E, Bange T, Rosin R, Josephs M, Smith D, Cohen RB, Getz K, Rangusano D, Balar E, Schuchter L, Balachandran M, Long Q, Schulman L, Guerra C, Mamtani, R: Saving TIME: accuracy of a Text Intervention to MinimizE the time burden of cancer care. J Clin Oncol 40(16 Suppl): 6527, Jun 2022.

Takvorian SU, Chatterjee P, Mamtani R, Wu Y, Guerra CE, Werner RM, Schpero W: Association Between State Medicaid Policies and Accrual of Black Participants to Cancer Clinical Trials. J Clin Oncol 40(16 Suppl): 1501, Jun 2022.

Barrett N, Boehmer L, Schrag J, Benson AB, Green S, Hamroun L, Howson A, Matin K, Oyer RA, Pierce LJ, Jeames SE, Winkfield KM, Yang ES, Zwicker V, Bruinooge SS, Hurley PA, Williams JHH, Guerra C. : Assessing feasibility and utility of an implicit bias training program for addressing disparities in cancer clinical trial participation. In press. J Clin Oncol 40(16 Suppl): e18699, Jun 2022.

Oyer RA, Hurley P, Boehmer L, Steeby Bruinooge S, Levit K, Barrett N, Benson A, Bernick LA, Byatt L, Charlot M, Crews J, DeLeon K, Fashoyin-Aje L, Garrett-Mayer E, Gralow JR, Green S, Guerra CE, Hamroun L, Hardy CM, Hempstead B, Jeames S, Mann M, Matin K, McCaskill-Stevens W, Merrill J, Nowakowski GZ, Patel MI, Pressman A, Ramirez AG, Segura J, Segarra-Vasquez B, Williams JH, Williams JE, Winkfield KM, Yang ES, Zwicker V, Pierce LJ.: Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials: An American Society of Clinical Oncology and Association of Community Cancer Centers Joint Research Statement. J Clin Oncol May 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1200/JCO.22.00754. Online ahead of print.

Wiredu C, Haynes N, Guerra C, Ky B.: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Associated Thrombosis. Thromb Haemost 122(5): 662-665, May 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. J Gen Intern Med 37(6): 1534-1536, May 2022.

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