Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE
|Office Location||1221, Blockley Hall|
|CCEB Appointment||Associate Scholar, Epidemiology|
|Primary Faculty Appointment||Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM|
Dr. Carmen Guerra is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. She is a cancer control researcher with particular interests in patient and provider behavior related to colorectal cancer screening, health literacy as it relates to cancer screening behavior and the chemoprevention of colorectal cancer. Dr. Guerra is the recipient of several NIH grants that have supported research to better understand and overcome barriers to colorectal cancer screening including an NCI K01 to understand the barriers and facilitators to physician recommendation of colorectal cancer, a NCI-CCECR II pilot funding to test and a web-based multifaceted intervention to increase provider recommendation rates of colorectal cancer screening and an NCI K22 test this intervention in a randomized controlled design within a population of internists enrolled in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification program. Dr. Guerra is also the recipient of an American Cancer Society-Walmart Foundation grant to establish a colorectal cancer screening navigation program at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to conduct a Phase II chemoprevention trial of colorectal cancer.
Guerra CE, Dominguez F, Shea JA. Literacy and Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior about Colorectal Screening. J Health Commun. 2005; 10:651-663
Guerra CE, Jacobs SE, Holmes J, Shea JA. Are Physicians Discussing Prostate Cancer Screening with their Patients and Why or Why Not? J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(7):901-90
Guerra CE, Schwartz JS, Armstrong K, Brown JS, Hughes Halbert C, Shea JA. Barriers of and Facilitators to Physician Recommendation of Colorectal Cancer Screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(12): 1681-1688
Guerra CE, Gimotty PA, Shea JA, Pagan JA, Schwartz JS, Armstrong KA. Effect of Guidelines on Primary Care Physician Use of Screening PSA: Results from the Community Tracking Study Physician Survey. Med Decis Making. 2008; 28(5):681-89.
Guerra CE, Sherman M, Armstrong K. Diffusion of Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in Primary Care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009;22:272-9