James Guevara, MD, MPH

James Guevara, MD, MPH
Senior Fellow

Professor of Pediatrics & Epidemiology, PSOM/Pediatrics

Public Health Interests

Adolescents, Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

I am a 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. I have research and clinical interests at the intersection of early childhood development and behavior and health disparities. I have been the principal investigator on a number of foundation- and federally-funded research grants in the field of early childhood: 1) a PCORI award to test the comparative effectiveness of a care manager vs a patient portal for children with ADHD, 2) 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 using a validated tool in urban primary care settings, and 3) foundation awards to test the effectiveness of early literacy promotion and digital literacy promotion among newborns. Many of these awards involve working with poor disenfranchised populations that suffer from health inequities and partnering with community-based organizations.

Select Publications:

Guevara, J.P., Gerdes, M., Rothman, B., Igbokidi, V., Dougherty, S., Localio, R., Boyd, R. : Screening for parental depression in urban primary care practices: a mixed methods study. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 27(4): 1858-1871, November 2016.

Guevara, J.P., Rothman, B., Brooks, E., Gerdes, M., McMillon-Jones, F., and Yun, K. : Opening Doors to Early Intervention Study: Patient Navigation to Promote Early Intervention Referral Completion Among Poor Urban Children. Families, Systems, & Health Page: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000207, August 2016.

Guevara, J.P., Adanga, E., Avakame, E., Brooks Carthon, M. : Minority faculty development programs and underrepresented minority faculty representation at US medical schools JAMA 310(2): 2297-2304, December 2013.