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Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH


  • Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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Biography

Maria Britto, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician, professor of pediatrics, founding director of the Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, and research faculty mentoring lead for the Anderson Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics. She holds an MPH in epidemiology and a graduate certificate in medical informatics. She served as the assistant vice president of Chronic Care Systems from 2007 to 2012.

Her research focuses on health care needs and preferences of adolescents with chronic conditions and on interventions to improve health outcomes. She is the director of the Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, which seeks to accelerate improvement in outcomes for children and adolescents with chronic conditions by developing and evaluating new methods of care delivery and by applying innovative approaches to quality improvement in chronic diseases. She has served as a mentor for numerous NIH career development awards, as well as numerous other students, residents and junior faculty.

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Publications

A Description of Children Dependent on Long Term Ventilation via Tracheostomy and Their Hospital Resource Use. Giambra, BK; Mangeot, C; Benscoter, DT; Britto, MT. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2021; 61:96-101.

A Content Analysis of Emergency Department Discharge Instructions for Acute Pediatric Febrile Illnesses: The Current State and Opportunities for Improvement. Overmann, KM; Vukovic, AA; Britto, MT. Journal of Patient Experience. 2021; 8.

Mobile health use predicts self-efficacy and self-management in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Hood, AM; Nwankwo, C; Walton, A; Mctate, E; Joffe, N; Quinn, CT; Britto, MT; Peugh, J; Mara, CA; Crosby, LE. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2021; 11:1823-1831.

Quality of Care for Youth Hospitalized for Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm. Connell, SK; Burkhart, Q; Tolpadi, A; Parast, L; Gidengil, CA; Yung, S; Basco, WT; Williams, D; Britto, MT; Brittan, M; et al. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2021; 21:1179-1186.

Impact of guideline-recommended dietitian assessments on weight gain in infants with cystic fibrosis. Ong, T; Onchiri, FM; Britto, MT; Heltshe, SL; Kessler, LG; Seid, M; Ramsey, BW. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 2021.

Quality Improvement for Rapid Development and Scale-Up of COVID-19-Related Screening Processes. Shears, EA; Henkel, PG; Mayhaus, D; Bedinghaus, C; Hawkins, DA; Aull, A; Sparks, KM; Britto, MT. Pediatrics. 2021; 147.

Engaging Caregivers and Providers of Children With Sickle Cell Anemia in Shared Decision Making for Hydroxyurea: Protocol for a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Hood, AM; Strong, H; Nwankwo, C; Johnson, Y; Peugh, J; Mara, CA; Shook, LM; Brinkman, WB; Real, FJ; Klein, MD; et al. JMIR Research Protocols. 2021; 10.

Weight status and health behaviors of adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease: The emerging risk for obesity. Strong, H; Harry, O; Westcott, E; Kidwell, KM; Couch, SC; Peairs, A; Britto, MT; Crosby, LE. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2021; 38:265-271.

Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing Standardized Outcome Measurement for Children With Cleft Lip and Palate. Weidler, EM; Britto, MT; Sitzman, TJ. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2021; 58:7-18.

Improving self-management in adolescents with sickle cell disease. Crosby, LE; Hood, A; Kidwell, K; Nwankwo, C; Peugh, J; Strong, H; Quinn, C; Britto, MT. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2020; 67.

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