Dr. Guevara is a board-certified pediatrician. He received his MD degree from Northwestern University and MPH degree from the University of Washington. He holds positions at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology as assistant director for Faculty and Trainee Diversity, where he is involved in developing and evaluating diversity policies for faculty and trainees.

At The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he is the director of Interdisciplinary Initiatives at PolicyLab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice & Policy, he participates in developing and disseminating child health policy research. He also participates as a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in interdisciplinary health services research and as a senior scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics where he teaches a graduate course in meta-analysis and mentors students.

Dr. Guevara is as a member of the Early Childhood Mental Health Steering Committee for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and nationally participates as a member of the Executive Research Committee of the Academic Pediatrics Association. He has research interests in the organization, financing and delivery of primary healthcare services to children with developmental and behavioral disabilities and has received federal support to conduct his research. Through his research initiatives, he focuses on improving the delivery of healthcare in primary care settings, reducing health disparities, and translating research findings into practice and policy.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Pediatrics - University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Pediatrics - University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

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Fiks AG, Localio AR, Alessandrini EA, Asch DA, Guevara JP. Shared decision-making in pediatrics: a national perspective. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):306-14. Epub 2010 Jul 12. Read abstract.

Bell LM, Grundmeier R, Localio R, Zorc J, Fiks AG, Zhang X, Stephens TB, Swietlik M, Guevara JP. Electronic health record-based decision support to improve asthma care: a cluster-randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):e770-7. Epub 2010 Mar 15. Read abstract