Maria Britto, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine. She is the director and founder of the Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, which focuses on accelerating improvement outcomes for children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Her research looks to develop and evaluate new methods of care delivery for patients with such conditions as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Britto is also a key contributor to the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, which was created to promote, guide, and support improvement efforts and health services research at Cincinnati Children’s and to spread the impact of its work into clinical practice and policy. Dr. Britto is heavily involved in mentorship work through the Anderson Center’s Teaching and Mentoring Program.
Dr. Britto serves as president of the Society for Pediatric Research, chairs the chronic care and MyChart steering committees, and is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Research Advisory Committee. She was recently honored as one of five endowed chairs of the Research Foundation at Cincinnati Children’s. She graduated with her medical degree from the University of Virginia and masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina, where she also completed her residency before joining Cincinnati Children’s in 1995. One of her most recent publications studied the use of Internet-based patient portals by parents of children with chronic disease.