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Christopher J. Russell, MD, MS

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
AddressCHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd,
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90027
Phone+1 323 361 6177
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5269-7861 Additional info
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    Harvard University, Cambridge, MAA.B.06/2000Psychology & Biology
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAM.D.06/2007Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA06/2010Pediatrics Residency
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAM.S.05/2017Clinical, Biomedical and Translational Investigation
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    Children's Hospital Los Angeles2012  - 2013Barbara M. Korsch Award in Medical Education
    Southern California CTSI2014  - 2016KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Award
    Academic Pediatric Association2015  - 2016Young Investigator Award
    Pasadena Magazine2016  - 2017Top Doctor
    Society for Pediatric Research2019Member

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    Christopher J. Russell, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As a pediatric hospitalist, he has clinical expertise in the acute medical management and coordination of care for children with medical complexity. The overall objective of his current work is to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia, in children with complex medical conditions.

    Despite being the most common potentially preventable condition for which pediatric patients with tracheostomy are hospitalized, there is little clinical research surrounding the prevention and management of respiratory infections in this population. Dr. Russell is the Principal Investigator for a multicenter, prospective observational cohort study to evaluate how clinicians use clinical information to diagnose and treat suspected bacterial tracheostomy-associated infections and to identify factors associated with antibiotic overuse in this population. He hopes to develop evidence-based guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial respiratory tract infections in this vulnerable population. Dr. Russell’s research is currently supported by the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Gerber Foundation.

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    Rapid Bacterial PCR-based Testing for Diagnosis of Pediatric Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Infections
    SC-CTSI Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Improving Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Infections
    The Gerber Foundation Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. National Inpatient Immunization Patterns: Variation in Practice and Policy Between Vaccine Types. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 Apr 05. Mihalek AJ, Russell CJ, Hassan A, Yeh MY, Wu S, for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network . PMID: 33820809.
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    2. Acute respiratory infections in hospitalised infants with congenital heart disease. Cardiol Young. 2020 Dec 14; 1-9. Ahuja N, Mack WJ, Wu S, Wood JC, Russell CJ. PMID: 33308367.
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    3. Top Articles in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: July 2019 to June 2020. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Oct; 10(10):906-912. McDaniel CE, Russell CJ. PMID: 32703814.
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    4. Fewer postoperative opioids are associated with decreased duration of stay for children with perforated appendicitis. Surgery. 2020 11; 168(5):942-947. Mahdi EM, Ourshalimian S, Russell CJ, Zamora AK, Kelley-Quon LI. PMID: 32654858.
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    5. Aspiring to Treat Wisely: Challenges in Diagnosing and Optimizing Antibiotic Therapy for Aspiration Pneumonia. J Hosp Med. 2020 07; 15(7):445-446. Russell CJ, White AA. PMID: 32897854.
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    6. Technology-Dependent Pediatric Inpatients at Children's Versus Nonchildren's Hospitals. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Jun; 10(6):481-488. Ahuja N, Mack WJ, Russell CJ. PMID: 32457052.
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    7. Variations in Care for Breastfed Infants Admitted to US Children's Hospitals: A Multicenter Survey of Inpatient Providers. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 01; 10(1):70-75. Bochner RE, Kuroki R, Lui K, Russell CJ, Rackovsky E, Piper L, Ban K, Yang K, Mandal P, Mackintosh L, Mirzaian CB, Gross E. PMID: 31826917.
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    8. Development of Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa-Positive Respiratory Cultures in Children with Tracheostomy. Lung. 2019 12; 197(6):811-817. Russell CJ, Simon TD, Neely MN. PMID: 31673781.
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    9. A cross-sectional study of predatory publishing emails received by career development grant awardees. BMJ Open. 2019 05 19; 9(5):e027928. Wilkinson TA, Russell CJ, Bennett WE, Cheng ER, Carroll AE. PMID: 31110104.
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    10. Early Use of Anti-influenza Medications in Hospitalized Children With Tracheostomy. Pediatrics. 2019 03; 143(3). Miyakawa R, Barreto NB, Kato RM, Neely MN, Russell CJ. PMID: 30814271.
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    11. Complication Versus Consequence: Defining Device-Related Outcomes in Children With Medical Complexity. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 01; 9(1):70-71. Russell CJ. PMID: 30530804.
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    12. Factors Associated With Length of Stay and 30-Day Revisits in Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 08; 67(2):e30-e35. Gay AC, Barreto NB, Schrager SM, Russell CJ. PMID: 29851759.
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    13. Length of Stay and Hospital Revisit After Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Respiratory Tract Infection Hospitalizations. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Jan 16. Russell CJ, Mamey MR, Koh JY, Schrager SM, Neely MN, Wu S. PMID: 29339536.
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    14. Risk factors for hospitalizations due to bacterial respiratory tract infections after tracheotomy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 03; 53(3):349-357. Russell CJ, Thurm C, Hall M, Simon TD, Neely MN, Berry JG. PMID: 29314789.
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    15. Factors associated with 30-day all-cause hospital readmission after tracheotomy in pediatric patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Dec; 103:137-141. Yu H, Mamey MR, Russell CJ. PMID: 29224755.
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    16. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and post-tracheotomy bacterial respiratory tract infection readmissions. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2017 09; 52(9):1212-1218. Russell CJ, Simon TD, Mamey MR, Newth CJL, Neely MN. PMID: 28440922.
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    17. Care Variations and Outcomes for Children Hospitalized With Bacterial Tracheostomy-Associated Respiratory Infections. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 01; 7(1):16-23. Russell CJ, Mack WJ, Schrager SM, Wu S. PMID: 27998905.
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    18. Hot topics, urgent priorities, and ensuring success for racial/ethnic minority young investigators in academic pediatrics. Int J Equity Health. 2016 12 09; 15(1):201. Flores G, Mendoza FS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Mendoza JA, Pachter L, Espinoza J, Fernandez CR, Arnold DD, Brown NM, Gonzalez KM, Lopez C, Owen MC, Parks KM, Reynolds KL, Russell CJ. PMID: 27938389.
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    19. Factors Associated With the Prophylactic Prescription of a Bowel Regimen to Prevent Opioid-Induced Constipation. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 11; 6(11):677-683. Chen NY, Nguyen E, Schrager SM, Russell CJ. PMID: 27803072.
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    20. Risk factors for overnight respiratory events following sedation for magnetic resonance imaging in children with sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2017 Mar; 21(1):137-141. Trost MJ, Cowell M, Cannon J, Mitchell K, Waloff K, Avila H, Chand S, Russell CJ. PMID: 27683261.
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    21. 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. Russell CJ, Shiroishi MS, Siantz E, Wu BW, Patino CM. PMID: 26956371.
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    22. Care of children with medical complexity in the hospital setting. Pediatr Ann. 2014 Jul; 43(7):e157-62. Russell CJ, Simon TD. PMID: 24977678.
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    23. Urine-based asymptomatic urethral gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and sexual risk-taking behavior in men who have sex with men in greater Boston. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Mar; 21(3):205-11. Russell CJ, Golub SA, Cohen DE, Mayer KH. PMID: 17428188.
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    24. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among men who have sex with men at a Boston community health center and its association with markers of high-risk behavior. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Aug; 20(8):557-64. Cohen DE, Russell CJ, Golub SA, Mayer KH. PMID: 16893325.
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    25. Differences in the expressed HLA class I alleles effect the differential clustering of HIV type 1-specific T cell responses in infected Chinese and caucasians. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 May; 20(5):557-64. Yu XG, Addo MM, Perkins BA, Wej F, Rathod A, Geer SC, Parta M, Cohen D, Stone DR, Russell CJ, Tanzi G, Mei S, Wurcel AG, Frahm N, Lichterfeld M, Heath L, Mullins JI, Marincola F, Goulder PJ, Brander C, Allen T, Cao Y, Walker BD, Altfeld M. PMID: 15186531.
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    26. Consistent cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte targeting of immunodominant regions in human immunodeficiency virus across multiple ethnicities. J Virol. 2004 Mar; 78(5):2187-200. Frahm N, Korber BT, Adams CM, Szinger JJ, Draenert R, Addo MM, Feeney ME, Yusim K, Sango K, Brown NV, SenGupta D, Piechocka-Trocha A, Simonis T, Marincola FM, Wurcel AG, Stone DR, Russell CJ, Adolf P, Cohen D, Roach T, StJohn A, Khatri A, Davis K, Mullins J, Goulder PJ, Walker BD, Brander C. PMID: 14963115.
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    27. Homosexuality as a specific risk factor for eating disorders in men. Int J Eat Disord. 2002 Apr; 31(3):300-6. Russell CJ, Keel PK. PMID: 11920991.
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