Carmen Guerra

Associate Professor of Medicine and and Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

University of Pennsylvania

Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE is the Ruth C. and Raymond G. Perelman Associate Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine and Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach at the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Guerra also serves at the Advisory Dean of Students in the Dr. Helen O. Dickens House at the Perelman School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on better understanding and eliminating barriers to accessing cancer screening tests and cancer treatment clinical trials. Dr. Guerra is the founding co-director of the UPHS colorectal cancer screening navigation program, the Penn Breast Health Initiative/Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and the Abramson Cancer Center Clinical Trials Ambassador Program. Together, these programs have provided access to cancer screening tests to more than 4 underserved patients in the Philadelphia region.

Dr. Guerra is the Board Scientific Officer for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) National Board of Directors, and a member of the ACS’s Mission Outcomes Committee, Guideline Development Committee and National Advisory Council on Health Equity. For her work to help underserved patients, she received the prestigious ACS St. George National Award in 217 and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Patient Advocate Award in 218.

Disclosures: Dr. Guerra serves on advisory boards for Freenome, GRAIL, and Guardant Health.