James Guevara, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics and 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 and 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 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 Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess patient navigation for early intervention referrals among children with developmental delays, 3) an R61/R33 award from the National Institute of Mental Health to test the effects of a social media-based parenting program among women with postpartum depressive symptoms. 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.