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 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.

Recent Publications

  1. Pinto, AD, Bloch, G. Framework for building primary care capacity to address the social determinants of health. Can Fam Physician. 2017;63 (11):e476-e482. . PubMed PMID:29138172 PubMed Central PMC5685463.
  2. Orkin, AM, Bharmal, A, Cram, J, Kouyoumdjian, FG, Pinto, AD, Upshur, R et al.. Clinical Population Medicine: Integrating Clinical Medicine and Population Health in Practice. Ann Fam Med. 2017;15 (5):405-409. doi: 10.1370/afm.2143. PubMed PMID:28893808 PubMed Central PMC5593721.
  3. Jones, MK, Bloch, G, Pinto, AD. A novel income security intervention to address poverty in a primary care setting: a retrospective chart review. BMJ Open. 2017;7 (8):e014270. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014270. PubMed PMID:28821508 PubMed Central PMC5724129.
  4. Sharma, M, Pinto, AD, Kumagai, AK. Teaching the Social Determinants of Health: A Path to Equity or a Road to Nowhere?. Acad Med. 2018;93 (1):25-30. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001689. PubMed PMID:28445214 .
  5. 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 .
  6. 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 .
  7. 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 .
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Pinto, AD. Improving collaboration between public health and primary healthcare. Healthc Pap. 2013;13 (3):41-8; discussion 85-9. . PubMed PMID:24524570 .
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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