James Guevara, MD, MPH



James Guevara, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology

James Guevara, M.D., M.P.H., is 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 (CHOP).  He was a founding member of PolicyLab, a center of emphasis at CHOP that seeks to provide research evidence to inform policy decisions. Dr. Guevara’s research interests lie at the intersection of early child development, behavior, and health inequities. He has been the recipient of numerous awards from the National Institutes of Health, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Maternal Child Health Bureau, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other private funders. His research involves partnerships with community-based organizations, government agencies, and parent advocacy groups to address important policy-relevant questions aimed at reducing inequities in early childhood. Currently, he is conducting RCTs of family navigation for early intervention referrals among young children with developmental disabilities (R01MD011598), a social media-based parenting program for women suffering from postpartum depression(R61/R33MH118405), and a behavioral economics intervention to promote parent-child shared reading (LDI Pilot Award). He co-directs a graduate level course on health disparities research (EPID 584) and mentors physician fellows, doctoral students, and other trainees at CHOP and Penn. He is a standing member of the Healthcare and Health Disparities (HHD) study section at NIH, a member of the executive committee of the Council on Early Childhood at the American Academy of Pediatrics, and an Associate Editor at the peer-reviewed journal Academic Pediatrics.

Content Area Specialties

Children, health inequities, asthma, ADHD care and management, early child development

Methodology Specialties

Health-services research, community-based participatory research, multivariate analysis, health disparities research, implementation science

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