James Guevara, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics & Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn and an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research and clinical interests lie at the intersection of early childhood development and behavior and health disparities.
Dr. Guevara is a member of the Epidemiology Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Executive Research Committee of the Academic Pediatrics Association. He has interests in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services to children with developmental and behavioral disabilities. He has previously published on the medical expenditures and health disparities among children with chronic health conditions. Dr. Guevara was the principal investigator on an R18 award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of the American Academy of Pediatrics policy on developmental screening in urban primary care settings. He is currently the principal investigator on an award from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to test the relative effectiveness of care management for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and an award from the William Penn Foundation to investigate early literacy promotion among young impoverished infants. He was the principal investigator on an R40 award from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, the University Research Foundation, and the Oscar Mayer Family Foundation to study social media-based parenting interventions for women with postpartum depression. Through these diverse research initiatives, Dr. Guevara 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.