James Guevara, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics & Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending physician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His research and clinical interests lie at the intersection of early childhood development & behavior and health disparities.
Dr. Guevara is a Lead Diversity Search Advisor in the Medical School and an Associate Editor at the journal Academic Pediatrics. He has interests in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services to children with developmental and behavioral disabilities. He is currently the principal investigator on a number of federal and foundation grants: 1) an award from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to test the relative effectiveness of care management for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 2) an R01 award from the National Institutes of Health to assess patient navigation for early intervention referrals among children with developmental delays, 3) 2 awards from the William Penn Foundation and the Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program to evaluate the effects of early and digital literacy promotion for young impoverished children. Through these diverse research initiatives, he has focused on improving the delivery of health care in primary care settings, reducing health disparities, and translating research findings into practice and policy.
Dr. Guevara received his MD from Northwestern University and also holds an MPH from the University of Washington.