Cecilia Patino Sutton, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor Of Preventive Medicine (Educational Scholar)
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    Research Interests:
    * Asthma
    Epidemiology: The prevalence and severity of asthma world-wide.
    Implementation Science: Using clinical tools that measure asthma control to improve outcomes
    * Tobacco Control
    Implementation Science: Targeting physicians to reduce the use of Tobacco in Developing Countries
    * Patient Reported Outcomes (e.g., Asthma Control, Health Related Quality of Life)
    * Training in Clinical Translational Research Worldwide and its impact on the quality of research

    Cecilia M. Patino-Sutton is a Medical Doctor trained in Allergy and Clinical Immunology and in Medical Education at the School of Medicine, National University of Cordoba, Argentina. During 17 years she worked as a clinical practitioner and had was appointed in the Department of Histology, Cellular Biology and Embryology where she taught 2nd year medical students. She then continued her training in clinical research and epidemiology at the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University (Fellowship), and University of Southern California (PhD), respectively.

    As a researcher she has been involved in describing the burden of Allergic Rhinitis, Eczema, and Asthma in children and adults in Argentina as well as asthma specific mortality rates. These studies lead to actively promoting Asthma guidelines during the 1990's for the treatment and management of this chronic respiratory disease nation-wide. She was also involved in describing the high prevalence of tobacco use among Argentine generalist and specialists, and its association with knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes towards tobacco use. These studies lead to a country wide campaign against tobacco use among medical doctors and to the first restrictive policies of tobacco use within medical professional venues.

    In the United States, she has focused on Provider-Patient communication about asthma control during the clinical encounter in diverse populations (Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic) and its’ effect on poor asthma control; as well as accurately measuring patient reported outcomes such as asthma control and general and health specific quality of life. She has maintained her interest in education and is currently an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and the Director of Education of the Southern California Clinical Translational Science Institute at USC where she has been involved in developing curriculum for graduate students and clinically oriented professionals focused on a research career in promoting and accelerating research across the translational spectrum.

    She takes great pride in being part of a global educational program MECOR (Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operational Research) for developing countries sponsored by the American Thoracic Society; and has been teaching clinical research methodology in English, Spanish and Portuguese to health care providers interested in respiratory diseases across Latin America, Africa, and Turkey for the past 15 years.

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    1. Patino-Sutton CM.Translational Science Meeting. Individual Development Plan: A tool to advance the careers of clinical and translational researchers in training. 2016.
    2. Russell CJ, Shiroishi MS, Siantz E, Wu BW, Patino CM. The use of inhaled antibiotic therapy in the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia and tracheobronchitis: a systematic review. BMC Pulm Med. 2016 Mar 08; 16:40. PMID: 26956371; PMCID: PMC4784295.
    3. Ferreira JC, Patino CM. What is survival analysis, and when should I use it? J Bras Pneumol. 2016 Jan-Feb; 42(1):77. PMID: 26982049.
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    4. Patino CM, Ferreira JC. Confidence intervals: a useful statistical tool to estimate effect sizes in the real world. J Bras Pneumol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 41(6):565-6. PMID: 26785970.
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    5. Ferreira JC, Patino CM. What does the p value really mean? J Bras Pneumol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 41(5):485. PMID: 26578145.
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    6. Díaz AA, Pinto-Plata V, Hernández C, Peña J, Ramos C, Díaz JC, Klaassen J, Patino CM, Saldías F, Díaz O. Emphysema and DLCO predict a clinically important difference for 6MWD decline in COPD. Respir Med. 2015 Jul; 109(7):882-9. PMID: 25952774.
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    8. Patino CM.The Community Mentorship Program: Enhancing Translational Skills through Community Engagement . 2015.
    9. Riekert KA, Patino CM, Eakin MN, Okelo SO.Predicting future asthma exacerbations using the Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument (PACCI). . 2014.
    10. Okelo SO, Eakin MN, Riekert KA, Teodoro AP, Bilderback AL, Thompson DA, Loiaza-Martinez A, Rand CS, Thyne S, Diette GB, Patino CM. Validation of parental reports of asthma trajectory, burden, and risk by using the pediatric asthma control and communication instrument. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2014 Mar-Apr; 2(2):186-92. PMID: 24607047.
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    11. Begg MD, Crumley G, Fair AM, Martina CA, McCormack WT, Merchant C, Patino-Sutton CM, Umans JG. Approaches to preparing young scholars for careers in interdisciplinary team science. J Investig Med. 2014 Jan; 62(1):14-25. PMID: 24169319.
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    12. Piñeros JG, Baquero H, Bastidas J, García J, Ovalle O, Patiño CM, Restrepo JC. Respiratory syncytial virus infection as a cause of hospitalization in population under 1 year in Colombia. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2013 Nov-Dec; 89(6):544-8. PMID: 24029550.
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    13. Okelo SO, Eakin MN, Patino CM, Teodoro AP, Bilderback AL, Thompson DA, Loiaza-Martinez A, Rand CS, Thyne S, Diette GB, Riekert KA. The Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument asthma questionnaire: for use in diverse children of all ages. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jul; 132(1):55-62. PMID: 23434285.
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    14. Patino CM, Varma R, Azen SP, Conti DV, Nichol MB, McKean-Cowdin R. The impact of change in visual field on health-related quality of life the los angeles latino eye study. Ophthalmology. 2011 Jul; 118(7):1310-7. PMID: 21458074.
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    15. Patino CM, McKean-Cowdin R, Azen SP, Allison JC, Choudhury F, Varma R. Central and peripheral visual impairment and the risk of falls and falls with injury. Ophthalmology. 2010 Feb; 117(2):199-206.e1. PMID: 20031225.
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    16. Clerisme-Beaty EM, Karam S, Rand C, Patino CM, Bilderback A, Riekert KA, Okelo SO, Diette GB. Does higher body mass index contribute to worse asthma control in an urban population? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Aug; 124(2):207-12. PMID: 19615731.
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    17. Tafur A, Chérrez-Ojeda I, Patiño C, Gozal D, Rand C, Ronnie M, Thomas G, Jaime S, Jacquelin C. Rhinitis symptoms and habitual snoring in Ecuadorian children. Sleep Med. 2009 Oct; 10(9):1035-9. PMID: 19427812.
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    18. Okelo SO, Rikert K, Yenokyan G, Patino C, Collaco J, McGrath S, Rand CS, Diette GB.American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Construct Validity of the Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument . 2009.
    19. Patino CM, Okelo SO, Rand CS, Riekert KA, Krishnan JA, Thompson K, Quartey RI, Perez-Williams D, Bilderback A, Merriman B, Paulin L, Hansel N, Diette GB. The Asthma Control and Communication Instrument: a clinical tool developed for ethnically diverse populations. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Nov; 122(5):936-943.e6. PMID: 18848721.
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    20. Okelo SO, Patino CM, Riekert KA, Merriman B, Bilderback A, Hansel NN, Thompson K, Thompson J, Quartey R, Rand CS, Diette GB. Patient factors used by pediatricians to assign asthma treatment. Pediatrics. 2008 Jul; 122(1):e195-201. PMID: 18595964.
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    21. Diette GB, Patino CM, Merriman B, Paulin L, Riekert K, Okelo S, Thompson K, Krishnan JA, Quartey R, Perez-Williams D, Rand C. Patient factors that physicians use to assign asthma treatment. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jul 09; 167(13):1360-6. PMID: 17620528.
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    22. Hansel NN, Eggleston PA, Krishnan JA, Curtin-Brosnan J, Rand CS, Patino CM, Diette GB. Asthma-related health status determinants of environmental control practices for inner-city preschool children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Sep; 97(3):409-17. PMID: 17042150.
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    23. Minervini MC, Zabert G, Rondelli P, Castanos C, Gomez, M, Patino CM.Rev Arg Med Resp. Tobacco use among Argentine Physicians: personal behavior and attitudes. 2006; 3:100-105.
    24. Patino CM.Howard-Hopkins Center for reducing asthma disparities. Development of the asthma control and communication instrumment (ACCI). . 2005.
    25. Townley RG, Barlan IB, Patino C, Vichyanond P, Minervini MC, Simasathien T, Nettagul R, Bahceciler NN, Basdemir D, Akkoc T, Pongprueksa S, Hopp RJ. The effect of BCG vaccine at birth on the development of atopy or allergic disease in young children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Mar; 92(3):350-5. PMID: 15049400.
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    26. Patino CM, Fernandez AM, Minervini MC.Prevalence of asthma in adults in Córdoba, Argentina. 2001.
    27. Patiño CM, Martinez FD. Interactions between genes and environment in the development of asthma. Allergy. 2001 Apr; 56(4):279-86. PMID: 11284793.
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    28. Patiño C. .Alerg Inmunol Clin. El rol del médico en la lucha antitabáquica. 2000; 17:s26.
    29. Baena-Cagnani CE, Patiño CM, Cuello MN, Minervini MC, Fernández AM, Garip EA, Salvucci KD, Sancho ML, Corelli S, Gómez RM. Prevalence and severity of asthma and wheezing in an adolescent population. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 1999 Feb-Apr; 118(2-4):245-6. PMID: 10224398.
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    30. Fernández-Caldas E, Baena-Cagnani CE, López M, Patiño C, Neffen HE, Sánchez-Medina M, Caraballo LR, Huerta López J, Malka S, Naspitz CK. Cutaneous sensitivity to six mite species in asthmatic patients from five Latin American countries. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 1993 Sep-Oct; 3(5):245-9. PMID: 8298748.
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    31. Baena-Cagnani CE, Patiño CM, Cáceres MS. Pollinosis: some immunologic and regional considerations and the description of Melia azedarach respiratory allergy. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 1987 Nov-Dec; 15(6):393-7. PMID: 2895575.
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    32. Baena-Cagnani CE, Cáceres SM, Patiño CM. [Advances in the knowledge of drug therapy and the immunology of asthma]. Rev Alerg Mex. 1987 Apr-Jun; 34(2):39-43. PMID: 2959167.
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