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    Rita Velikina Burke, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Research Surgery & Preventive Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressCHL Mail Stop 72
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089
    Phone+1 323 361 8412
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      1. Naik-Mathuria BJ, Rosenfeld EH, Gosain A, Burd R, Falcone RA, Thakkar R, Gaines B, Mooney D, Escobar M, Jafri M, Stallion A, Klinkner DB, Russell R, Campbell B, Burke R, Upperman J, Juang D, St Peter S, Fenton SJ, Beaudin M, Wills H, Vogel A, Polites S, Pattyn A, Leeper C, Veras LV, Maizlin I, Thaker S, Smith A, Waddell M, Drews J, Gilmore J, Armstrong L, Sandler A, Moody S, Behrens B, Carmant L. Proposed clinical pathway for nonoperative management of high-grade pediatric pancreatic injuries based on a multicenter analysis: A pediatric trauma society collaborative. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Oct; 83(4):589-596. PMID: 28930953.
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      2. Huynh HT, Demeter NE, Burke R, Upperman JS. The Role of Adult Perceptions and Supervision Behavior in Preventing Child Injury. J Community Health. 2017 Aug; 42(4):649-655. PMID: 28042643.
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      3. Bogumil DDA, Demeter NE, Imagawa K, Upperman JS, Burke R. Prevalence of non-accidental trauma among children at ACS verified pediatric trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jun 20. PMID: 28640775.
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      4. Naik-Mathuria BJ, Rosenfeld EH, Vogel A, Gosain A, Burd R, Falcone RA, Thakkar R, Gaines B, Mooney D, Escobar M, Jafri M, Stallion A, Klinkner DB, Russell R, Campbell B, Burke R, Upperman J, Juang D, St Peter S, Fenton SJ, Beaudin M, Wills H, Polites S, Pattyn A, Leeper C, Veras LV, Maizlin I, Thaker S, Smith A, Waddell M, Drews J, Gilmore J, Armstrong L, Alex Ler A, Moody S, Behrens B, Carmant L. Proposed Clinical Pathway for Non-Operative Management of High-Grade Pediatric Pancreatic Injuries based on a Multicenter Analysis: A Pediatric Trauma Society Collaborative. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jun 06. PMID: 28590353.
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      5. Song AY, Chen HA, Chapman R, Govindarajan A, Upperman JS, Burke R, Stein J, Friedlich PS, Lakshmanan A. Utilization patterns of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in neonates in the United States 1997-2012. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun 01. PMID: 28622971.
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      6. Escobar MA, Flynn-O'Brien KT, Auerbach M, Tiyyagura G, Borgman MA, Duffy SJ, Falcone KS, Burke R, Cox JM, Maguire SA. The association of nonaccidental trauma with historical factors, examination findings, and diagnostic testing during the initial trauma evaluation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jun; 82(6):1147-1157. PMID: 28520688.
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      7. Escobar MA, Auerbach M, Flynn-O'Brien K, Tiyyagura G, Borgman MA, Duffy SJ, Falcone K, Burke R, Cox JM, Maguire S. The association of non-accidental trauma with historical factors, exam findings and diagnostic testing during the initial trauma evaluation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Mar 23. PMID: 28338594.
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      8. Naim MY, Burke R, McNally BF, Song L, Griffis HM, Berg RA, Vellano K, Markenson D, Bradley RN, Rossano JW. Association of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation With Overall and Neurologically Favorable Survival After Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States: A Report From the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival Surveillance Registry. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Feb 01; 171(2):133-141. PMID: 27837587.
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      9. Buckler DG, Burke R, Naim MY, MacPherson A, Bradley RN, Abella BS, Rossano JW. Association of Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Device Use With Cardiac Arrest Outcomes: A Population-Based Study Using the CARES Registry (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival). Circulation. 2016 Dec 20; 134(25):2131-2133. PMID: 27994028.
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      10. Burke R, Demeter NE, Goodhue CJ, Roesly H, Rake A, Young LC, Chang TP, Cleek E, Morton I, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Qualitative assessment of simulation-based training for pediatric trauma resuscitation. Surgery. 2017 May; 161(5):1357-1366. PMID: 27842918.
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      11. Golden J, Isani M, Bowling J, Zagory J, Goodhue CJ, Burke R, Upperman JS, Gayer CP. Limiting chest computed tomography in the evaluation of pediatric thoracic trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Aug; 81(2):271-7. PMID: 27192472.
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      12. Whitney RE, Burke R, Lehman-Huskamp K, Arora G, Park DB, Cicero MX. On Shaky Ground: Learner Response and Confidence After Tabletop Earthquake Simulation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Aug; 32(8):520-4. PMID: 26999584.
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      13. LeeVan E, Zmora O, Cazzulino F, Burke R, Zagory J, Upperman JS. Management of pediatric blunt renal trauma: A systematic review. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar; 80(3):519-28. PMID: 26713980.
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      14. Berg BM, Salzman GA, Burke R, Santore MT, Dingeldein MW, Upperman JS. The pediatric surgeon's readiness to respond: commitment to advance preparation and effective coordinated response. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 51(6):1054-8. PMID: 26976778.
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      15. Tavakoli N, Demeter NE, Burke R, Chen MK, Upperman JS. Defining the Role of a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program Director: Results of a National Cross-sectional Survey. Am Surg. 2016 Jan; 82(1):E9-12. PMID: 27197320.
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      16. Bachman SL, Salzman GA, Burke R, Arbogast H, Ruiz P, Upperman JS. Observed child restraint misuse in a large, urban community: Results from three years of inspection events. J Safety Res. 2016 Feb; 56:17-22. PMID: 26875160.
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      17. Bachman SL, Arbogast H, Ruiz P, Farag M, Demeter NE, Upperman JS, Burke R. A School-Hospital Partnership Increases Knowledge of Pedestrian and Motor Vehicle Safety. J Community Health. 2015 Dec; 40(6):1057-64. PMID: 25925719.
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      18. Goodhue CJ, Demeter NE, Burke R, Toor KT, Upperman JS, Merritt RJ. Mixed-Methods Pilot Study: Disaster Preparedness of Families With Children Followed in an Intestinal Rehabilitation Clinic. Nutr Clin Pract. 2016 Apr; 31(2):257-65. PMID: 26449891.
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      19. Burke R, Goodhue CJ, Berg BM, Spears R, Barnes J, Upperman JS. Academic-Community Partnership to Develop a Novel Disaster Training Tool for School Nurses: Emergency Triage Drill Kit. NASN Sch Nurse. 2015 Sep; 30(5):265-8. PMID: 25899521.
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      20. Lin AC, Salzman GA, Bachman SL, Burke R, Zaslow T, Piasek CZ, Edison BR, Hamilton A, Upperman JS. Assessment of parental knowledge and attitudes toward pediatric sports-related concussions. Sports Health. 2015 Mar; 7(2):124-9. PMID: 25984257; PMCID: PMC4332649.
      21. Burke R, Lehman-Huskamp K, Whitney RE, Arora G, Park DB, Mar P, Cicero MX. Checklist use in evaluating pediatric disaster training. Am J Disaster Med. 2015; 10(4):285-94. PMID: 27149309.
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      22. Musigdilok VV, Demeter NE, Burke R, Shook E, Ajayakumar J, Berg BM, Hawkins MD, Ferree J, MacAloney BW, Chung S, Pellegrino JL, Tolli D, Hansen G, Upperman JS. Assessing American Red Cross First Aid mobile app user trends: Implications for resilience. Am J Disaster Med. 2015; 10(4):273-83. PMID: 27149308.
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      23. Salzman GA, Burke R, Muller VM, Spurrier RG, Zaslow TL, Upperman JS. Assessing medical care availability for student athletes of a large urban high school district. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jul; 50(7):1192-5. PMID: 25783302.
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      24. Burke R, Kim TY, Bachman SL, Iverson EI, Berg BM. Using mixed methods to assess pediatric disaster preparedness in the hospital setting. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Dec; 29(6):569-75. PMID: 25330998.
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      25. Duron V, Burke R, Bliss D, Ford HR, Upperman JS. Survival of pediatric blunt trauma patients presenting with no signs of life in the field. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep; 77(3):422-6. PMID: 25159245.
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      26. Yang Y, Burke R, Jeon CY, Chang SC, Chang PY, Morgenstern H, Tashkin DP, Mao J, Cozen W, Mack TM, Rao J, Zhang ZF. Polymorphisms of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors and survival of lung cancer and upper aero-digestive tract cancers. Lung Cancer. 2014 Sep; 85(3):449-56. PMID: 25043640; PMCID: PMC4143535.
      27. Short SS, Lin AC, Merianos DJ, Burke R, Upperman JS. Smartphones, trainees, and mobile education: implications for graduate medical education. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 6(2):199-202. PMID: 24949119; PMCID: PMC4054714.
      28. Arbogast H, Burke R, Muller V, Ruiz P, Knudson MM, Knudson MM, Upperman JS. Randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a video game as a child pedestrian educational tool. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 May; 76(5):1317-21. PMID: 24747467.
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      29. Short SS, Pierce JR, Burke R, Papillon S, Frykman PK, Nguyen N. Is routine preoperative screening echocardiogram indicated in all children with congenital duodenal obstruction? Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Jun; 30(6):609-14. PMID: 24682563; PMCID: PMC4375951.
      30. Muller VM, Burke R, Berg BM, Lin AC, Upperman JS. A mixed-methods pilot study of disaster preparedness and resiliency among faith-based organizations. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Apr; 29(2):127-33. PMID: 24555905.
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      31. Berg BM, Muller VM, Wilson M, Amara R, Fruhwirth K, Stevenson K, Burke R, Upperman JS. Meeting children's needs: a mixed-methods approach to a regionalized pediatric surge plan-the Los Angeles County experience. Am J Disaster Med. 2014; 9(3):161-9. PMID: 25348383.
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      32. Lin AC, Burke R, Berg BM, Muller VM, Upperman JS. Disaster preparedness education in South Los Angeles faith-based organizations: a pilot study in promoting personal and community preparedness and resiliency. Am J Disaster Med. 2014; 9(4):287-96. PMID: 25672331.
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      33. Cazzulino F, Burke R, Muller V, Arbogast H, Upperman JS. Cell phones and young drivers: a systematic review regarding the association between psychological factors and prevention. Traffic Inj Prev. 2014; 15(3):234-42. PMID: 24372495.
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      34. Behar S, Burke R, Upperman J, Nager AL. Competency-based pediatric disaster training. Am J Disaster Med. 2014; 9(1):5-16. PMID: 24715640.
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      35. Goodhue CJ, Lin AC, Burke R, Berg BM, Upperman JS. Consider the children: pediatric disaster planning. Nurs Manage. 2013 Nov; 44(11):44-51. PMID: 24157805.
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      36. Muller VM, Burke R, Arbogast H, Ruiz PC, Nunez NM, San Mateo KR, Cazzulino F, Upperman JS. Evaluation of a child passenger safety class in increasing parental knowledge. Accid Anal Prev. 2014 Feb; 63:37-40. PMID: 24252556.
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      37. Westphaln K, Lowe C, Burke R, Kawaguchi A, Pierce JR, Upperman JS. Emergency management of pancreatic injury in a 5-year-old. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2013 Apr-Jun; 35(2):122-8. PMID: 23636044.
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      38. Lin AC, Burke R, Reynaldo S, Berg BM, Upperman JS. Pediatric Surge Pocket Guide: review of an easily accessible tool for managing an influx of pediatric patients. Am J Disaster Med. 2013; 8(1):75-82. PMID: 23716376.
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      39. Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Goodhue CJ, Burke R, Ford HR, Upperman JS. Can a pediatric trauma center improve the response to a mass casualty incident? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Oct; 73(4):885-9. PMID: 22835994.
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      40. Balasuriya D, Iverson E, Burke R, Upperman JS. Community engagement and pediatric disaster readiness in a large urban disaster resource hospital network: the case of "The Great California ShakeOut". Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Jun; 6(2):182-6. PMID: 22700029.
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      41. Burke R, Berg BM, Vee P, Morton I, Nager A, Neches R, Wetzel R, Upperman JS. Using robotic telecommunications to triage pediatric disaster victims. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):221-4. PMID: 22244422.
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      42. Burke R, Goodhue CJ, Chokshi NK, Upperman JS. Factors associated with willingness to respond to a disaster: a study of healthcare workers in a tertiary setting. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2011 Aug; 26(4):244-50. PMID: 22008278.
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      43. Goodhue CJ, Burke R, Ferrer RR, Chokshi NK, Dorey F, Upperman JS. Willingness to respond in a disaster: a pediatric nurse practitioner national survey. J Pediatr Health Care. 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(4):e7-20. PMID: 22726719.
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      44. Castle SL, Burke R, Arbogast H, Upperman JS. Bicycle helmet legislation and injury patterns in trauma patients under age 18. J Surg Res. 2012 Apr; 173(2):327-31. PMID: 21176916.
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      45. Burke R, Iverson E, Goodhue CJ, Neches R, Upperman JS. Disaster and mass casualty events in the pediatric population. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 Nov; 19(4):265-70. PMID: 20889082.
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      46. Sauser K, Burke R, Ferrer RR, Goodhue CJ, Chokshi NC, Upperman JS. Disaster preparedness among medical students: a survey assessment. Am J Disaster Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 5(5):275-84. PMID: 21162409.
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      47. Burke R, Ryutov T, Neches R, Upperman JS. Health informatics for pediatric disaster preparedness planning. Appl Clin Inform. 2010; 1(3):256-64. PMID: 23616840; PMCID: PMC3631906.
      48. Goodhue CJ, Burke R, Chambers S, Ferrer RR, Upperman JS. Disaster Olympix: a unique nursing emergency preparedness exercise. J Trauma Nurs. 2010 Jan-Mar; 17(1):5-10. PMID: 20234232.
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      49. Neches R, Ryutov T, Kichkaylo T, Burke R, Claudius IA, Upperman JS. Design and evaluation of a disaster preparedness logistics tool. Am J Disaster Med. 2009 Nov-Dec; 4(6):309-20. PMID: 20104724.
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