James P. Guevara, MD, MPH



James P. Guevara, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology

Dr. Guevara pursues interests in health disparities and community-based research involving children with developmental and behavioral disabilities. He is the principal investigator on a PCORI-funded award to assess the comparative effectiveness of a care manager intervention paired with an ADHD electronic portal vs. an ADHD portal alone to link schools, mental health, primary care and families for ADHD management and an NIH-funded R01 to test the effectiveness of patient navigation for early intervention referrals and services. He is also the principal investigator on two foundation awards from the William Penn Foundation and the Vanguard Capital for Kids Program to determine the effects of early literacy promotion and digital literacy promotion on young impoverished children's language and socioemotional development. Through these diverse research initiatives, he has partnered with community-based organizations and stakeholders and focused on improving the delivery of healthcare in primary care settings, reducing health disparities, and translating research findings into practice and policy.

Dr. Guevara is also an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has a number of administrative roles, including being a founding member of PolicyLab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice, and Policy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Lead Diversity Search Advisor at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Epidemiology Unit Director for Faculty and Trainee Diversity at the CCEB. He participates on a number of state and national committees, including being a member of the Executive Research Committee of the Academic Pediatrics Association, an Associate Editor for the journal Academic Pediatrics, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Committee on Early Childhood of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Content Area Specialties

Pediatrics, psychosocial, asthma, ADHD care and management, early child development

Methodology Specialties

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

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