Rita Velikina Burke, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences and Pediatrics

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Overview

Dr. Burke’s research focuses pediatric disaster preparedness and injury prevention. Her work includes evaluating gaps and identifying barriers in health and school systems to meet the needs of children, particularly those with access and functional needs, in a disaster. She is co-author of the book Landesman’s Public Health Management of Disasters and Associate Editor of Disaster Management and Public Health Preparedness. She is also the co-chair of the Los Angeles Children in Disasters Working Group and member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the American Red Cross.

Publications

  • Assessing Trust in Physician and Vaccine Hesitancy Among Hispanic/Latinx Parents Hisp Health Care Int. 2023 Jul 12; 15404153231187379. . View in PubMed
  • Public safety messaging during super bowl LVI: A pilot study and modified framework PLoS One. 2023; 18(4):e0284921. . View in PubMed
  • A qualitative analysis of public health officials’ experience in California during COVID-19: priorities and recommendations Front Public Health. 2023; 11:1175661. . View in PubMed
  • The Challenge of Mass Casualty Incident Response Simulation Exercise Design and Creation: A Modified Delphi Study Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2023 05 23; 17:e396. . View in PubMed
  • Super Bowl LVI: Coordinating the Joint Information Center Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2023 02 20; 17:e365. . View in PubMed
  • Addressing Health-Care Disparities in Pediatric Disaster Planning: A Qualitative Study Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2023 02 20; 17:e369. . View in PubMed
  • The need for early Kasai portoenterostomy: a Western Pediatric Surgery Research Consortium study Pediatr Surg Int. 2022 Feb; 38(2):193-199. . View in PubMed
  • Epidemiology of rabies immune globulin use in paediatric and adult patients in the USA: a cross-sectional prevalence study BMJ Open. 2022 04 26; 12(4):e055411. . View in PubMed
  • National Needs Assessment for a Pediatric Trauma Toolkit: General Requirements for Moderate- and High-Volume Hospitals J Trauma Nurs. 2021 Nov-Dec 01; 28(6):378-385. . View in PubMed
  • Prehospital Emergency Provider’s Knowledge of and Comfort With Pediatric and Special Needs Cases: A Cross-Sectional Study in Los Angeles County Eval Health Prof. 2021 12; 44(4):362-370. . View in PubMed
  • Allocation of scarce resources in a pandemic: rapid systematic review update of strategies for policymakers J Clin Epidemiol. 2021 11; 139:255-263. . View in PubMed
  • Compression-Only Versus Rescue-Breathing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation After Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 09 07; 78(10):1042-1052. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric trauma triage: A Pediatric Trauma Society Research Committee systematic review J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 10; 89(4):623-630. . View in PubMed
  • Reply to: Comment on “Comparing the two-finger versus two-thumb technique for single person infant CPR: A systematic review and meta-analysis” Resuscitation. 2020 05; 150:196. . View in PubMed
  • Comparing the two-finger versus two-thumb technique for single person infant CPR: A systematic review and meta-analysis Resuscitation. 2020 03 01; 148:161-172. . View in PubMed
  • A mixed-method analysis: Disaster preparedness of families with children with access and functional needs Am J Disaster Med. 2020 Summer; 15(3):187-197. . View in PubMed
  • Management and outcomes of peripancreatic fluid collections and pseudocysts following non-operative management of pancreatic injuries in children Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Aug; 35(8):861-867. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric trauma-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome: Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jul; 54(7):1405-1410. . View in PubMed
  • Formative research experiences in pediatric surgeons: a mixed methods study of Pediatric Trauma Society members Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Apr; 35(4):495-499. . View in PubMed
  • 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. 2019 Apr; 13(2):123-127. . View in PubMed
  • The Association Between Opioid Use and Outcomes in Infants Undergoing Pyloromyotomy Clin Ther. 2019 09; 41(9):1690-1700. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric dog bites: a population-based profile Inj Prev. 2019 08; 25(4):290-294. . View in PubMed
  • Two-thumb-encircling advantageous for lay responder infant CPR: a randomised manikin study Arch Dis Child. 2019 06; 104(6):530-534. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation and Gap Analysis of Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Resources Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 04; 13(2):330-337. . View in PubMed
  • Race/Ethnicity and Neighborhood Characteristics Are Associated With Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States: A Study From CARES J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 07 16; 8(14):e012637. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of simulation-based training on perceived provider confidence in acute multidisciplinary pediatric trauma resuscitation Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Dec; 34(12):1353-1362. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of Highest Level Pediatric Trauma Activation Criteria Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Nov; 34(11):787-790. . View in PubMed
  • Self-assessment of team performance using T-NOTECHS in simulated pediatric trauma resuscitation is not consistent with expert assessment Am J Surg. 2018 09; 216(3):630-635. . View in PubMed
  • Improving Disaster Preparedness of Families With a Parenteral Nutrition-dependent Child J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 08; 67(2):237-241. . View in PubMed
  • Hospital admission unnecessary for successful uncomplicated radiographic reduction of pediatric intussusception Am J Surg. 2017 Dec; 214(6):1203-1207. . View in PubMed
  • Utilization patterns of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in neonates in the United States 1997-2012 J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct; 52(10):1681-1687. . View in PubMed
  • The Role of Adult Perceptions and Supervision Behavior in Preventing Child Injury J Community Health. 2017 Aug; 42(4):649-655. . View in PubMed
  • Discussion of: “Hospital admission unnecessary for successful uncomplicated radiographic reduction of pediatric intussusception” Am J Surg. 2017 12; 214(6):1208-1209. . View in PubMed
  • 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. . View in PubMed
  • 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. . View in PubMed
  • 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. . View in PubMed
  • Qualitative assessment of simulation-based training for pediatric trauma resuscitation Surgery. 2017 05; 161(5):1357-1366. . View in PubMed
  • 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.. 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. 2017 02 01; 171(2):133-141. . View in PubMed
  • On Shaky Ground: Learner Response and Confidence After Tabletop Earthquake Simulation Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Aug; 32(8):520-4. . 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
  • Limiting chest computed tomography in the evaluation of pediatric thoracic trauma J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 08; 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 06; 51(6):1054-8. . 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 12 20; 134(25):2131-2133. . 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
  • 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
  • Smartphones, trainees, and mobile education: implications for graduate medical education J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 6(2):199-202. . 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Competency-based pediatric disaster training Am J Disaster Med. 2014; 9(1):5-16. . 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. 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-Aug; 26(4):e7-20. . 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 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