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Rogério Meireles Pinto

University Diversity Social Transformation Professor; Berit Ingersoll-Dayton Collegiate Professor of Social Work; Professor of Theatre and Drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Rogério Meireles Pinto

Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Rogério M. Pinto uses art-based methods to conduct community-engaged research in the United States and Brazil. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and other sources, Pinto investigates strategies for improving delivery of services (HIV and drug-use prevention and care) and develop/test interventions to help racial/ethnic and sexual minoritized groups develop critical consciousness and health promotion behaviors. Pinto performed “Marília,” his one-person play, on New York City's Theatre Row in 2015 and at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, Vrystaat, South Africa in 2016. “Marília” won the United Solo Festival Best Documentary Script. In “Marília,” Pinto explores the tragic death of his three-year-old sister and how it haunts and inspires the family she left behind. He built the “Realm of the Dead,” an art installation to investigate his own marginalization as a gender non-confirming, mixed-race and Latinx immigrant. “Realm of the Dead '' was presented at the School of Social Work as part of its Centennial celebration (2021), and at the Annual Conference for Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (2022).

Research Interests/Focus

Implementation Science; HIV prevention; Oppressed Groups; Practitioners; International Research


Year Degree   School
2003 PhD Social Work Columbia University, New York, NY
2002 MP Philosophy Columbia University, New York, NY
1997 MSW Social Work Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, New York, New York
1986 BS Biological Science Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil


Project ICI
Interprofessional Collaboration Implementation Group
Year Description
2022 University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor
2022 Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
2021 Council on Social Work Education Diversity Center's Educator of the Month
2021 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. Office of the Provost, University of Michigan
2020 Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work
2020 Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change
2019 Fellow; Academic Leadership Program (ALP) of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The nation's premier higher education consortium of top-tier research institutions.
2013 Inducted Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)

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