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

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, 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

ABC News: Doctors Move from Hospitals to COVID testing sight to treat communities of color Nightline Aug 2020 Notes: https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/doctors-move-hospitals-covid-19-testing-sites-treat-72182532

Fontham ETH, Wolf AMD, Church TR, Etzioni R, Flowers CR, Herzig A, Guerra CE, Oeffinger KC; Shih YT, Walter WC, Kim JJ, Andrews KS, DeSantis C, Fedewa SA, Manassaram-Baptiste D, Saslow D, Wender RC; Smith RA. : Cervical Cancer Screening for Individuals at Average Risk: 2020 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. CA: Cancer J Clin July 2020.

Katherine J. Wu : Study of Coronavirus in Pregnant Women Finds Striking Racial Differences New York Times July 2020 Notes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/health/coronavirus-race-pregnancy.html

Carmen Guerra, Jeffrey Millstein and Rolando Vega (Expert Opinion): Why the Internet access is a “super” determinant of health The Inquirer July 2020 Notes: https://www.inquirer.com/health/expert-opinions/internet-access-telemedicine-determinants-of-health-low-income-20200707.html.

Saslow D, Andrews KS, Mannasaram-Baptiste D, Smith RA, Fontham ET, on behalf of the American Cancer Society Guideline Development Group. : Human Papillomavirus Vaccination 2020 Guideline Update: American Cancer Society Guideline. CA: Cancer J Clin 70: 274-80, July 2020.

Hoag Levins: Lack of broadband and Rise of Anti-Vaxxer Rhetoric Threaten Black Community During Pandemic Penn LDI Researcher Carmen Guerra Testifies Before Pa. Senate Committee https://ldi.upenn.edu/news/lack-broadband-rise-anti-vaxxer-rhetoric-threaten-black-community-during-pandemic June 2020.

Whitaker DE, Snyder FR, San Miguel-Majors SL, Bailey LO,….Guerra CE…Springfield SA. : Screen to Save: Results from NCI's Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening Initiative to Promote Awareness and Knowledge of Colorectal Cancer in Racial/Ethnic and Rural Populations. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 29(5): 910-17, May 2020.

Guerra CE, Glanz K.: Why are so many black Americans dying of COVID-19? The Philadelphia Inquirer Apr 2020 Notes: https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid19-african-american-racial-disparities-20200414.html.

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 70(1): 31-46, Jan 2020.

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, 2020.

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