Andrew Pinto




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 in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of 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.

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Recent Publications

  1. Abrams, EM, Greenhawt, M, Shaker, M, Pinto, AD, Sinha, I, Singer, A et al.. The COVID-19 pandemic: Adverse effects on the social determinants of health in children and families. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2021.10.022. PubMed PMID:34699969 PubMed Central PMC8539831.
  2. Wintemute, K, Noor, M, Bhatt, A, Bloch, G, Arackal, S, Kalia, S et al.. Implementation of targeted screening for poverty in a large primary care team in Toronto, Canada: a feasibility study. BMC Fam Pract. 2021;22 (1):194. doi: 10.1186/s12875-021-01514-9. PubMed PMID:34592935 PubMed Central PMC8483428.
  3. Pinto, AD, Perri, M, Pedersen, CL, Aratangy, T, Hapsari, AP, Hwang, SW et al.. Exploring different methods to evaluate the impact of basic income interventions: a systematic review. Int J Equity Health. 2021;20 (1):142. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01479-2. PubMed PMID:34134715 PubMed Central PMC8206888.
  4. Orkin, AM, Nicoll, G, Persaud, N, Pinto, AD. Reporting of Sociodemographic Variables in Randomized Clinical Trials, 2014-2020. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4 (6):e2110700. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.10700. PubMed PMID:34076703 PubMed Central PMC8173372.
  5. Persaud, N, Bedard, M, Boozary, A, Glazier, RH, Gomes, T, Hwang, SW et al.. Adherence at 2 years with distribution of essential medicines at no charge: The CLEAN Meds randomized clinical trial. PLoS Med. 2021;18 (5):e1003590. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003590. PubMed PMID:34019540 PubMed Central PMC8139488.
  6. Webster, F, Connoy, L, Sud, A, Pinto, AD, Katz, J. Grappling with Chronic Pain and Poverty during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Can J Pain. 2020;4 (1):125-128. doi: 10.1080/24740527.2020.1766855. PubMed PMID:33987492 PubMed Central PMC7951170.
  7. Perri, M, Craig-Neil, A, Gaspar, M, Hunter, C, Kendall, C, Alexander, O et al.. Correction to: A qualitative study of barriers to employment experienced by people living with HIV in Toronto and Ottawa. Int J Equity Health. 2021;20 (1):97. doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01434-1. PubMed PMID:33827595 PubMed Central PMC8028719.
  8. Hassen, N, Lofters, A, Michael, S, Mall, A, Pinto, AD, Rackal, J et al.. Implementing Anti-Racism Interventions in Healthcare Settings: A Scoping Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18 (6):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18062993. PubMed PMID:33803942 PubMed Central PMC8000324.
  9. Upshaw, TL, Brown, C, Smith, R, Perri, M, Ziegler, C, Pinto, AD et al.. Social determinants of COVID-19 incidence and outcomes: A rapid review. PLoS One. 2021;16 (3):e0248336. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248336. PubMed PMID:33788848 PubMed Central PMC8011781.
  10. Allana, A, Pinto, AD. Paramedics Have Untapped Potential to Address Social Determinants of Health in Canada. Healthc Policy. 2021;16 (3):67-75. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2021.26432. PubMed PMID:33720825 PubMed Central PMC7957353.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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