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.
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. . View in PubMed
Translational Science Meeting Individual Development Plan: A tool to advance the careers of clinical and translational researchers in training. 2016. . View in PubMed
What is survival analysis, and when should I use it? J Bras Pneumol. 2016 Jan-Feb; 42(1):77.. View in PubMed
Confidence intervals: a useful statistical tool to estimate effect sizes in the real world J Bras Pneumol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 41(6):565-6. . View in PubMed
What does the p value really mean? J Bras Pneumol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 41(5):485.. View in PubMed
Emphysema and DLCO predict a clinically important difference for 6MWD decline in COPD Respir Med. 2015 Jul; 109(7):882-9. . View in PubMed
The Community Mentorship Program: Enhancing Translational Skills through Community Engagement 2015. . View in PubMed
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. . View in PubMed
Predicting future asthma exacerbations using the Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument (PACCI) . 2014. . View in PubMed
Approaches to preparing young scholars for careers in interdisciplinary team science J Investig Med. 2014 Jan; 62(1):14-25. . View in PubMed
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. . View in PubMed
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. . View in PubMed
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. . View in PubMed
Central and peripheral visual impairment and the risk of falls and falls with injuryOphthalmology. 2010 Feb; 117(2):199-206. e1. . View in PubMed
Rhinitis symptoms and habitual snoring in Ecuadorian children Sleep Med. 2009 Oct; 10(9):1035-9. . View in PubMed
Does higher body mass index contribute to worse asthma control in an urban population? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Aug; 124(2):207-12.. View in PubMed
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Construct Validity of the Pediatric Asthma Control and Communication Instrument. 2009. . View in PubMed
The Asthma Control and Communication Instrument: a clinical tool developed for ethnically diverse populationsJ Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Nov; 122(5):936-943. e6. . View in PubMed
Patient factors used by pediatricians to assign asthma treatment Pediatrics. 2008 Jul; 122(1):e195-201. . View in PubMed
Patient factors that physicians use to assign asthma treatment Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jul 09; 167(13):1360-6. . View in PubMed
Asthma-related health status determinants of environmental control practices for inner-city preschool children Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Sep; 97(3):409-17. . View in PubMed
Rev Arg Med Resp Tobacco use among Argentine Physicians: personal behavior and attitudes. 2006; 3:100-105. . View in PubMed
Howard-Hopkins Center for reducing asthma disparitiesDevelopment of the asthma control and communication instrumment (ACCI). . 2005. . View in PubMed
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. . View in PubMed
Interactions between genes and environment in the development of asthma Allergy. 2001 Apr; 56(4):279-86. . View in PubMed
Prevalence of asthma in adults in Córdoba, Argentina 2001. . View in PubMed
Alerg Inmunol Clin El rol del médico en la lucha antitabáquica. 2000; 17:s26. . View in PubMed
Prevalence and severity of asthma and wheezing in an adolescent population Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 1999 Feb-Apr; 118(2-4):245-6. . View in PubMed
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. . View in PubMed
Pollinosis: some immunologic and regional considerations and the description of Melia azedarach respiratory allergy Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 1987 Nov-Dec; 15(6):393-7. . View in PubMed
[Advances in the knowledge of drug therapy and the immunology of asthma] Rev Alerg Mex. 1987 Apr-Jun; 34(2):39-43. . View in PubMed