Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8583

Fax 513-636-0727



Chronic illness in adolescents; chronic disease care of adolescents; health care quality


Chronic illness in adolescents; health care quality; quality of life; health care preferences of adolescents with chronic illness

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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.

MD: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1987.

MPH: Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995.

Residency: Medicine/Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 1987-1991.

Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 1991-1992.

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1993-1995.

Graduate Certificate: Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, 2008.

Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991; Recertified 2001; American Board of Pediatrics, 1992; Recertified 1999, 2007; American Board of Pediatrics, Certification in Adolescent Medicine, 1997; Recertified 2007 and 2011.

Licensure: Ohio, July 1995.

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Mangione-Smith R, Roth CP, Britto MT, Chen AY, McGalliard J, Boat TF, Adams JL, McGlynn EA. Development and testing of the Pediatric Respiratory Illness Measurement System (PRIMES) quality indicators. Hosp Pediatr. 2017;7(3):125-133.

Crosby LE, Joffe NE, Peugh J, Ware RE, Britto MT. Pilot of the chronic disease self-management program for adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. J Adolesc Health. 2017;60(1):120-123.

Crosby LE, Ware RE, Goldstein A, Walton A, Joffe NE, Vogel C, Britto MT. Development and evaluation of iManage: a self-management app co-designed by adolescents with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017;64(1):139-145.

Desai AD, Burkhart Q, Parast L, Simon TD, Allshouse C, Britto MT, Leyenaar JK, Gidengil CA, Toomey SL, Elliott MN, Schneider EC, Mangione-Smith R. Development and pilot testing of caregiver-reported pediatric quality measures for transitions between sites of care. Acad Pediatr. 2016;16(8):760-769.

Lipstein EA, Lovell DJ, Denson LA, Kim SC, Spencer C, Ittenbach RF, Britto MT. High levels of decisional conflict and decision regret when making decisions about biologics. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016;63(6):e176-e181.

Lipstein EA, Lovell DJ, Denson LA, Kim SC, Spencer C, Britto MT. Parents’ information needs and influential factors when making decisions about TNF-α inhibitors. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2016;14(1):53.

Leyenaar JK, Desai AD, Burkhart Q, Parast L, Roth CP, McGalliard J, Marmet J, Simon TD, Allshouse C, Britto MT, Gidengil CA, Elliott MN, McGlynn EA, Mangione-Smith R. Quality measures to assess care transitions for hospitalized children. Pediatrics. 2016;138(2):e20160906.

Dodds CM, Britto MT, Denson LA, Lovell DJ, Saeed S, Lipstein EA. Physicians’ perceptions of shared decision making in chronic disease and its barriers and facilitators. J Pediatr. 2016;171:307-309.e1-2.

Lipstein EA, Lindly OJ, Anixt JS, Britto MT, Zuckerman KE. Shared decision making in the care of children with developmental and behavioral disorders. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20(3):665-673.

Reed JL, Zaidi MA, Woods TD, Bates JR, Britto MT, Huppert JS. Impact of post-visit contact on emergency department utilization for adolescent women with a sexually transmitted infection. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2015;28(3):144-148.