Andrew Pinto


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Andrew Pinto is a Public Health and Preventive Medicine specialist and family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Pinto completed his residency at the University of Toronto and his Master’s in Health Policy, Planning and Financing at the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Currently, he is a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. His research is focused on health economics, equity and the evaluation of complex population health interventions.

Recent Publications

  1. Sharma, M, Pinto, AD, Kumagai, AK. Teaching the Social Determinants of Health: A Path to Equity or a Road to Nowhere?. Acad Med. 2017; :. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001689. PubMed PMID:28445214 .
  2. Pinto, AD, Glattstein-Young, G, Mohamed, A, Bloch, G, Leung, FH, Glazier, RH et al.. Building a Foundation to Reduce Health Inequities: Routine Collection of Sociodemographic Data in Primary Care. J Am Board Fam Med. ;29 (3):348-55. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2016.03.150280. PubMed PMID:27170792 .
  3. Kiran, T, Pinto, AD. Swimming 'upstream' to tackle the social determinants of health. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25 (3):138-40. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-005008. PubMed PMID:26744423 .
  4. Fitzpatrick, T, Rosella, LC, Calzavara, A, Petch, J, Pinto, AD, Manson, H et al.. Looking Beyond Income and Education: Socioeconomic Status Gradients Among Future High-Cost Users of Health Care. Am J Prev Med. 2015;49 (2):161-71. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.02.018. PubMed PMID:25960393 .
  5. Pinto, AD, Molnar, A, Shankardass, K, O'Campo, PJ, Bayoumi, AM. Economic considerations and health in all policies initiatives: evidence from interviews with key informants in Sweden, Quebec and South Australia. BMC Public Health. 2015;15 :171. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1350-0. PubMed PMID:25885331 PubMed Central PMC4336489.
  6. Pinto, AD, Cole, DC, ter Kuile, A, Forman, L, Rouleau, K, Philpott, J et al.. A case study of global health at the university: implications for research and action. Glob Health Action. 2014;7 :24526. . PubMed PMID:25172428 PubMed Central PMC4149743.
  7. Pinto, AD. Improving collaboration between public health and primary healthcare. Healthc Pap. 2013;13 (3):41-8; discussion 85-9. . PubMed PMID:24524570 .
  8. Pinto, AD, Gournis, E, Al-Bargash, D, Shahin, R. Impact of a labour disruption affecting local public health on the incidence of chlamydia infections in Toronto. PLoS ONE. 2013;8 (11):e79375. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079375. PubMed PMID:24312180 PubMed Central PMC3843662.
  9. Lobb, R, Pinto, AD, Lofters, A. Using concept mapping in the knowledge-to-action process to compare stakeholder opinions on barriers to use of cancer screening among South Asians. Implement Sci. 2013;8 :37. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-8-37. PubMed PMID:23522447 PubMed Central PMC3617025.
  10. Pinto, AD, van Lettow, M, Rachlis, B, Chan, AK, Sodhi, SK. Patient costs associated with accessing HIV/AIDS care in Malawi. J Int AIDS Soc. 2013;16 :18055. . PubMed PMID:23517716 PubMed Central PMC3604364.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto