Carmen Guerra, MD, MSCE is an 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.
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, Guidelines 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 2017 and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Patient Advocate Award in 2018.
Dr. Guerra completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program in 2019. With support from the Office of the Provost and in collaboration with the Wharton School, Dr. Guerra led the development of a leadership training program for the women and diverse faculty at PSOM in 2015 which, to date, has trained over 120 faculty.