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Rita Velikina Burke, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Research Surgery & Preventive Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 361 8412
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    1. McLaughlin C, Barin E, Ford H, Upperman J, Cassidy L, Burke RV. Formative research experiences in pediatric surgeons: a mixed methods study of Pediatric Trauma Society members. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Jan 19. PMID: 30661099.
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    2. Zagory JA, Wieck MM, Lerner BE, Moody S, Falcone RA, Burke RV. Evaluation of Highest Level Pediatric Trauma Activation Criteria. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Nov; 34(11):787-790. PMID: 28538607.
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    3. McLaughlin CM, Wieck MM, Barin EN, Rake A, Burke RV, Roesly HB, Young LC, Chang TP, Cleek EA, Morton I, Goodhue CJ, Burd RS, Ford HR, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Impact of simulation-based training on perceived provider confidence in acute multidisciplinary pediatric trauma resuscitation. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Dec; 34(12):1353-1362. PMID: 30324569.
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    4. Toor KT, Burke RV, Demeter NE, Upperman JS, Merritt RJ, Wee CP, Goodhue CJ. Improving Disaster Preparedness of Families With a Parenteral Nutrition-dependent Child. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Aug; 67(2):237-241. PMID: 29901546.
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    5. Pellegrino JL, Bogumil D, Epstein JL, Burke RV. Two-thumb-encircling advantageous for lay responder infant CPR: a randomised manikin study. Arch Dis Child. 2018 Jul 14. PMID: 30007942.
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    6. de Roulet A, Burke RV, Lim J, Papillon S, Bliss DW, Ford HR, Upperman JS, Inaba K, Jensen AR. Pediatric trauma-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome: Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Jul 11. PMID: 30041860.
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    7. Koeffler TJ, Demeter NE, Kysh L, Reeb J, Stayton A, Spears R, Burke RV. Evaluation and Gap Analysis of Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Resources. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2018 Mar 07; 1-8. PMID: 29510775.
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    8. Mar P, Spears R, Reeb J, Thompson SB, Myers P, Burke RV. Creation of a Collaborative Disaster Preparedness Video for Daycare Providers: Use of the Delphi Model for the Creation of a Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Video for Daycare Providers. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2018 Feb 22; 1-5. PMID: 29467059.
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    9. Fein J, Bogumil D, Upperman JS, Burke RV. Pediatric dog bites: a population-based profile. Inj Prev. 2018 Feb 08. PMID: 29439149.
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    10. Wieck MM, McLaughlin C, Chang TP, Rake A, Park C, Lane C, Burke RV, Young LC, Cleek EA, Morton I, Goodhue CJ, Burd RS, Ford HR, Upperman JS, Jensen AR. Self-assessment of team performance using T-NOTECHS in simulated pediatric trauma resuscitation is not consistent with expert assessment. Am J Surg. 2018 Sep; 216(3):630-635. PMID: 29366483.
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    11. Bogumil DDA, Demeter NE, Kay Imagawa K, Upperman JS, Burke RV. Prevalence of nonaccidental trauma among children at American College of Surgeons-verified pediatric trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):862-866. PMID: 29068874.
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    12. Mallicote MU, Isani MA, Roberts AS, Jones NE, Bowen-Jallow KA, Burke RV, Stein JE, Gayer CP. Discussion of: "Hospital admission unnecessary for successful uncomplicated radiographic reduction of pediatric intussusception". Am J Surg. 2017 12; 214(6):1208-1209. PMID: 29037420.
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    13. 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 RV, 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 10; 83(4):589-596. PMID: 28930953.
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    14. Mallicote MU, Isani MA, Roberts AS, Jones NE, Bowen-Jallow KA, Burke RV, Stein JE, Gayer CP. Hospital admission unnecessary for successful uncomplicated radiographic reduction of pediatric intussusception. Am J Surg. 2017 Dec; 214(6):1203-1207. PMID: 28969892.
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    15. Huynh HT, Demeter NE, Burke RV, 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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    16. Escobar MA, Flynn-O'Brien KT, Auerbach M, Tiyyagura G, Borgman MA, Duffy SJ, Falcone KS, Burke RV, 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 06; 82(6):1147-1157. PMID: 28520688.
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    17. Song AY, Chen HA, Chapman R, Govindarajan A, Upperman JS, Burke RV, Stein J, Friedlich PS, Lakshmanan A. Utilization patterns of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in neonates in the United States 1997-2012. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct; 52(10):1681-1687. PMID: 28622971.
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    18. Naim MY, Burke RV, 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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    19. Anthony C, Thomas TJ, Berg BM, Burke RV, Upperman JS. Factors associated with preparedness of the US healthcare system to respond to a pediatric surge during an infectious disease pandemic: Is our nation prepared? Am J Disaster Med. 2017; 12(4):203-226. PMID: 29468624.
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    20. Buckler DG, Burke RV, 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 12 20; 134(25):2131-2133. PMID: 27994028.
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    21. Burke RV, 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 05; 161(5):1357-1366. PMID: 27842918.
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    22. Golden J, Isani M, Bowling J, Zagory J, Goodhue CJ, Burke RV, Upperman JS, Gayer CP. Limiting chest computed tomography in the evaluation of pediatric thoracic trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 08; 81(2):271-7. PMID: 27192472.
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    23. Whitney RE, Burke RV, 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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    24. LeeVan E, Zmora O, Cazzulino F, Burke RV, 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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    25. Berg BM, Salzman GA, Burke RV, 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 06; 51(6):1054-8. PMID: 26976778.
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    26. Tavakoli N, Demeter NE, Burke RV, 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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    27. Bachman SL, Salzman GA, Burke RV, 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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    28. Bachman SL, Arbogast H, Ruiz P, Farag M, Demeter NE, Upperman JS, Burke RV. 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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    29. Goodhue CJ, Demeter NE, Burke RV, 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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    30. Burke RV, 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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    31. Lin AC, Salzman GA, Bachman SL, Burke RV, 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.
    32. Burke RV, 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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    33. Musigdilok VV, Demeter NE, Burke RV, 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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    34. Salzman GA, Burke RV, 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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    35. Burke RV, 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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    36. Duron V, Burke RV, 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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    37. Yang Y, Burke RV, 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.
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    38. Short SS, Lin AC, Merianos DJ, Burke RV, 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.
    39. Arbogast H, Burke RV, 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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    40. Short SS, Pierce JR, Burke RV, 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.
    41. Muller VM, Burke RV, 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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    42. Lin AC, Burke RV, 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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    43. 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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    44. Berg BM, Muller VM, Wilson M, Amara R, Fruhwirth K, Stevenson K, Burke RV, 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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    45. Cazzulino F, Burke RV, 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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    46. Goodhue CJ, Lin AC, Burke RV, Berg BM, Upperman JS. Consider the children: pediatric disaster planning. Nurs Manage. 2013 Nov; 44(11):44-51. PMID: 24157805.
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    47. Muller VM, Burke RV, 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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    48. Westphaln K, Lowe C, Burke RV, 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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    49. Lin AC, Burke RV, 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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    50. Barthel ER, Pierce JR, Goodhue CJ, Burke RV, 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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    51. Balasuriya D, Iverson E, Burke RV, 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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    52. Burke RV, 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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    53. Burke RV, 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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    54. Goodhue CJ, Burke RV, 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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    55. Castle SL, Burke RV, 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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    56. Burke RV, 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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    57. Sauser K, Burke RV, 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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    58. Goodhue CJ, Burke RV, 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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    59. Neches R, Ryutov T, Kichkaylo T, Burke RV, 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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