Bruna Rubbo, MD, PhD

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Division of Environmental Health

Population and Public Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine, USC

Bruna obtained her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Southampton in the UK. During her PhD, she led the analysis of several projects, including an international study investigating genotype-phenotype associations in a rare genetic disease using topological data analysis. Bruna’s current research focuses on investigating the effects of DDT and other lipophilic persistent organic pollutants on health outcomes such as weight loss and insulin resistant in a cohort of post-bariatric surgery adolescents.

Recent Publications:

Gahleitner F, Thompson J, Jackson CL, Hueppe JF, Behan L, Dehlink E, Goutaki M, Halbeisen F, Queiroz APL, Thouvenin G, Kuehni CE, Latzin P, Lucas JS, Rubbo B. Lower airway clinical outcome measures for use in primary ciliary dyskinesia research: a scoping review. ERJ Open Research 2021 7: 00320-2021; DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00320-2021

Shoemark A*, Rubbo B*, Legendre M, Fassad MR, Haarman EG, Best S, Bon ICM, Brandsma J,  Burgel P-R, Carlsson G, Carr SB, Carroll M, Edwards M, Escudier E, Honoré I, Hunt D, Jouvion G,  Loebinger MR, Maitre B, Morris-Rosendahl D,  Papon JF,  Parsons CM,  Patel MP,  Thomas NS,  Thouvenin G,  Walker WT, Wilson R, Hogg C,  Mitchison HM, Jane S Lucas JS. Topological data analysis reveals genotype-phenotype relationships in primary ciliary dyskinesia. Eur Respir J. 2021 Aug 5;58(2):2002359. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02359-2020

Rubbo B, Shoemark A, Jackson CL, Hirst R, Thompson J, Hayes J, Frost E, Copeland F, Hogg C, O’Callaghan C, Reading I, Lucas JS; National PCD Service, UK. Accuracy of High-Speed Video Analysis to Diagnose Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. Chest. 2019 May;155(5):1008-1017. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.01.036. Epub 2019 Feb 28. PMID: 30826306.