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Director, Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Biography & Research

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.

Clinical Interests

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

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Adolescent Medicine

Research Divisions

Quality Improvement

My Locations

My Education

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.

My Publications

Marked Variation Exists Among Surgeons and Hospitals in the Use of Secondary Cleft Lip Surgery. Sitzman, TJ; Carle, AC; Lundberg, JN; Heaton, PC; Helmrath, MA; Trotman, C; Britto, MT. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 2020; 57:198-207.

Validation of a parent-reported hospital-to-home transition experience measure. Desai, AD; Zhou, C; Simon, TD; Mangione-Smith, R; Britto, MT. Pediatrics. 2020; 145:e20192150-e20192150.

Acceptability and Feasibility of a Disease-specific Patient Portal in Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease. Kidwell, KM; Peugh, J; Westcott, E; Nwankwo, C; Britto, MT; Quinn, CT; Crosby, LE. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2019; 41:561-567.

Five-Fold Variation Among Surgeons and Hospitals in the Use of Secondary Palate Surgery. Sitzman, TJ; Carle, AC; Heaton, PC; Helmrath, MA; Britto, MT. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. 2019; 56:586-594.

A Preliminary Investigation of the Psychometric Properties of PROMIS (R) Scales in Emerging Adults With Sickle Cell Disease. Hildenbrand, AK; Quinn, CT; Mara, CA; Peugh, JL; McTate, EA; Britto, MT; Crosby, LE. Health Psychology. 2019; 38:386-390.

Development of a Hydroxyurea Decision Aid for Parents of Children With Sickle Cell Anemia. Crosby, LE; Walton, A; Shook, LM; Ware, RE; Treadwell, M; Saving, KL; Britto, M; Peugh, J; McTate, E; Oyeku, S; et al. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2019; 41:56-63.

Using a network organisational architecture to support the development of Learning Healthcare Systems. Britto, MT; Fuller, SC; Kaplan, HC; Kotagal, U; Lannon, C; Margolis, PA; Muething, SE; Schoettker, PJ; Seid, M. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2018; 27:937-946.

Utilizing Family-Centered Process and Outcome Measures to Assess Hospital-to-Home Transition Quality. Desai, AD; Simon, TD; Leyenaar, JA K; Britto, MT; Mangione-Smith, R. Academic Pediatrics. 2018; 18:843-846.

Development of a Caregiver-Reported Experience Measure for Pediatric Hospital-to-Home Transitions. Desai, AD; Jacob-Files, EA; Lowry, SJ; Opel, DJ; Mangione-Smith, R; Britto, MT; Howard, WJ. Health Services Research. 2018; 53 Suppl 1:3084-3106.

Systemwide Implementation of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care at a Children's Hospital. Gerhardt, WE; Mara, CA; Kudel, I; Morgan, EM; Schoettker, PJ; Napora, J; Britto, MT; Alessandrini, EA. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2018; 44:441-453.