Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pediatric Pulmonary

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Scholar, Bass Society of Pediatric Scholars (June 2012)
  • Ernest and Amelia Gallo Endowed Fellow, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (July 2011-June 2012)
  • Crandall Endowed Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine (July 2010-June 2011)
  • 2nd year Clinical Fellowship, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (July 2010-June 2011)
  • Community Access to Child Health Grant, American Academy of Pediatrics (December 2007-June 2009)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Thoracic Society (2009 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2012) CA
  • Residency:Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2009) CA
  • Internship:Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2007) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics (2012)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2009)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonary (2012)
  • Medical Education:David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (2006) CA
  • MD, University of California, Los Angeles, Medicine (2006)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


My current research investigates the determinants of health for Hispanic patients with cystic fibrosis. Specifically, I am interested in identifying modifiable causes of health inequalities.
I have had a range of mentored research experiences during my educational and medical training, ranging in developmental biology to community-based participatory research. My prior work included conducting a community needs assessment for caregivers of Vietnamese-American children in San Jose, CA.
During my fellowship and postdoctoral training, my research has involved using large administrative databases to explore healthcare utilization patterns in Hispanic patients with cystic fibrosis.

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Asthma, tobacco smoke and the indoor environment: a qualitative study of sheltered homeless families JOURNAL OF ASTHMA Buu, M. C., Carter, L., Bruce, J. S., Baca, E. A., Greenberg, B., Chamberlain, L. J. 2014; 51 (2): 142-148

    Abstract

    Asthma is common in homeless children with an incidence of 28-40%. There are few published studies investigating asthma in homeless children. This study examines the perspectives of both caregivers and shelter staff regarding challenges and opportunities of caring for children with asthma.A focus group of sheltered parents (nā€‰=ā€‰10) with children who have asthma was conducted to identify barriers to optimal asthma management. Key informant interviews (nā€‰=ā€‰6) were conducted with shelter staff to discuss the shelter systems and policies to address childhood asthma. Data were audio-recorded and transcribed. A representative analysis team performed qualitative theme analysis.Key themes across 5 domains were identified: asthma education, access to asthma medication and equipment, asthma action plans, structural barriers to asthma management and environmental triggers. Parents identified multiple asthma triggers present in the shelter environment but cited lack of control as a barrier to remediation. Shelter staff desired elimination of asthma triggers but refer to the lack of resources as the primary barrier. Shelter staff favored a smoking ban on shelter property but named challenges to policy implementation. Both parents and staff identified asthma education and increased access to medications would be helpful.Policies to reduce environmental exposures, such as a smoking ban, to asthma triggers has the potential to improve the health of sheltered children with asthma.

    View details for DOI 10.3109/02770903.2013.857682

    View details for Web of Science ID 000331908900005

    View details for PubMedID 24147583

Presentations


  • Hospitalization and death rates of Hispanic cystic fibrosis pediatric patients in California

    Time Period

    October 23, 2010

    Presented To

    North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

    Location

    Baltimore, Maryland

  • Adrenal insufficiency from fluticasone-itraconazole therapy for CF-associated asthma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

    Time Period

    November 4, 2011

    Presented To

    North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

    Location

    Anaheim, CA

  • Pleural effusion complicating community-acquired pneumonia

    Time Period

    May 16, 2011

    Presented To

    American Thoracic Society Meeting

    Location

    Denver, Colorado

  • Surfactant dysfunction masquerading as asthma in a toddler

    Time Period

    5/16/2010

    Presented To

    American Thoracic Society Meeting

    Location

    New Orleans, LA

  • Hospitalization of Hispanic Cystic fibrosis patients in California

    Time Period

    5/1/2010

    Presented To

    Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

    Location

    Vancouver, Canada

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