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Maria T. Britto, MD, MPH

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



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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Development of a motivation-based tool to facilitate individualized self-management interventions for adolescents with asthma. Byczkowski, TL; Vockell, AL B; Krier, DJ; Britto, MT. Patient Education and Counseling. 2022; 105:2198-2205.

Improving Home Ventilator Alarm Use Among Children Requiring Chronic Mechanical Ventilation. Pajor, NM; Kaiser, ML; Brinker, ME; Mullen, LA; Schuler, CL; Hart, CK; Britto, MT; Torres-Silva, CA; Hysinger, EB; Amin, RS; et al. Pediatrics. 2022; 149.

Cystic fibrosis learning network telehealth innovation lab during the COVID-19 pandemic: a success QI story for interdisciplinary care and agenda setting. Albon, D; Thomas, L; Hoberg, L; Stamper, S; Somerville, L; Varghese, P; Balasa, E; Roman, M; Britto, MT; Miner, M; et al. BMJ Open Quality. 2022; 11.

Assessment of a Situation Awareness Quality Improvement Intervention to Reduce Cardiac Arrests in the PICU. Dewan, M; Soberano, B; Sosa, T; Zackoff, M; Hagedorn, P; Brady, PW; Chima, RS; Stalets, EL; Moore, L; Britto, M; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2022; 23:4-12.

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. 2022; 21:115-122.

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.

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.

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