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Rita Velikina Burke, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Surgery & Preventive Medicine
CHL Mail Stop 72 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 8412


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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. View in: PubMed

The Role of Adult Perceptions and Supervision Behavior in Preventing Child Injury. J Community Health. 2017 Jan 02. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. 2016 Nov 12. View in: PubMed

Limiting chest computed tomography in the evaluation of pediatric thoracic trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Aug; 81(2):271-7. View in: PubMed

The pediatric surgeon's readiness to respond: commitment to advance preparation and effective coordinated response. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jun; 51(6):1054-8. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Management of pediatric blunt renal trauma: A systematic review. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar; 80(3):519-28. View in: PubMed

Observed child restraint misuse in a large, urban community: Results from three years of inspection events. J Safety Res. 2016 Feb; 56:17-22. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

A School-Hospital Partnership Increases Knowledge of Pedestrian and Motor Vehicle Safety. J Community Health. 2015 Dec; 40(6):1057-64. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Assessing medical care availability for student athletes of a large urban high school district. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jul; 50(7):1192-5. View in: PubMed

Assessment of parental knowledge and attitudes toward pediatric sports-related concussions. Sports Health. 2015 Mar; 7(2):124-9. View in: PubMed

Assessing American Red Cross First Aid mobile app user trends: Implications for resilience. Am J Disaster Med. 2015; 10(4):273-83. View in: PubMed

Checklist use in evaluating pediatric disaster training. Am J Disaster Med. 2015; 10(4):285-94. View in: PubMed

Using mixed methods to assess pediatric disaster preparedness in the hospital setting. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Dec; 29(6):569-75. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Smartphones, trainees, and mobile education: implications for graduate medical education. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 6(2):199-202. View in: PubMed

Is routine preoperative screening echocardiogram indicated in all children with congenital duodenal obstruction? Pediatr Surg Int. Is routine preoperative screening echocardiogram indicated in all children with congenital duodenal obstruction? Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Jun; 30(6):609-14. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

A Mixed-methods Pilot Study of Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency Among Faith-based Organizations. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Apr; 29(2):127-33. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of a child passenger safety class in increasing parental knowledge. Accid Anal Prev. 2014 Feb; 63:37-40. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Competency-based pediatric disaster training. Am J Disaster Med. 2014; 9(1):5-16. View in: PubMed

Cell phones and young drivers: a systematic review regarding the association between psychological factors and prevention. Traffic Inj Prev. 2014; 15(3):234-42. View in: PubMed

Consider the children: pediatric disaster planning. Nurs Manage. 2013 Nov; 44(11):44-51. View in: PubMed

Emergency management of pancreatic injury in a 5-year-old. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2013 Apr-Jun; 35(2):122-8. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Can a pediatric trauma center improve the response to a mass casualty incident? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Can a pediatric trauma center improve the response to a mass casualty incident? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Oct; 73(4):885-9. View in: PubMed

Willingness to respond in a disaster: a pediatric nurse practitioner national survey. J Pediatr Health Care. 2012 Jul; 26(4):e7-e20. View in: PubMed

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. View in: PubMed

Bicycle helmet legislation and injury patterns in trauma patients under age 18. J Surg Res. 2012 Apr; 173(2):327-31. View in: PubMed

Using robotic telecommunications to triage pediatric disaster victims. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan; 47(1):221-4. View in: PubMed

Factors associated with willingness to respond to a disaster: a study of healthcare workers in a tertiary setting. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2011 Jul-Aug; 26(4):244-50. View in: PubMed

Disaster and mass casualty events in the pediatric population. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 Nov; 19(4):265-70. View in: PubMed

Disaster preparedness among medical students: a survey assessment. Am J Disaster Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 5(5):275-84. View in: PubMed

Disaster Olympix: a unique nursing emergency preparedness exercise. J Trauma Nurs. 2010 Jan-Mar; 17(1):5-10. View in: PubMed

Health informatics for pediatric disaster preparedness planning. Appl Clin Inform. 2010; 1(3):256-64. View in: PubMed

Design and evaluation of a disaster preparedness logistics tool. Am J Disaster Med. 2009 Nov-Dec; 4(6):309-20. View in: PubMed

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