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Rogério Meireles Pinto

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Social Work

Rogério Meireles Pinto
Dr. Pinto is a Brazilian-born psychiatric social work researcher with more than a decade of clinical and community practice. He is an expert in Community Based Participatory Research and mixed-method research. He is the Principal Investigator on a NIMH K01 Career Development Award (2007-12) and NIMH R01 (2012-17). In the United States, Brazil and Spain, Dr. Pinto examines how transdisciplinary collaboration and practitioners’ involvement in research improves delivery of evidence-based services. He also studies factors that influence ethnic and sexual minority women's involvement in research and health care. His current R01 studies interagency collaboration among some 300 providers from 30 service agencies in New York City. Dr. Pinto is a scientific reviewer for NIH and Brazil’s Ministry of Health and Associate Editor for the Journal of Mixed Method Research. He received the Society for Social Work and Research 2004 Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 2010 Deborah Padgett Early Career Achievement Award. In 2013, he received the Graduate Student Faculty Mentoring Award from Columbia University.

Research Interests/Focus

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

Education

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

Websites

Project ICI
Interprofessional Collaboration Lab
Year Description
2019 Smith, M. J., Pinto R. M., Dawalt, L., Smith, J, D., Sherwood, K., Miles, R., Taylor, J., et al. (2019). Adapting Virtual Reality Job Interview Training for Transition-Age Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA.
2019 Rahman, R., Pinto, R. M., Zanchetta, M., Bailey, R., & Lu, J. (2019). Medical and Lay Health Service Providers' Contributions to HIV-Prevention Research in Brazil's Countrywide Family Health Strategy. Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA..
2019 Pinto, R. M., Witte, S., Filippone, P., Choi, J., Wall, M. (2019). Interprofessional Collaboration Is Key to Improving Client Access to HIV Testing, Primary Care and Lifesaving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Medication. Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Francisco, CA.
2018 Pinto, R. M. (2018, June). Compassion fatigue among HIV Prevention Workers: Implications for social justice research and practice. Department of Social Work Michigan Medicine.
2017 Zanchetta, M., Pinto, R. M., Bailey, A., Baily, R., et al. (2017, June). Brazilian Community Health Agents bridging access to and in health care systems. Oxford Global Health Research Conference, Oxford, UK.
2017 Zanchetta, M., Bailey, R., Pinto, R. M., et al. (2017, January). Community health agents and community health workers bridging access to and in health care systems. University of Toronto’s International Health Program’s OMWHO Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada.
2017 Rahman, R., Pinto, R. M. & Zanchetta, M.S. (2017, May) Comparing Community Health Agents, physicians and nurses in Brazil’s Family Health Strategy. 19th International Conference on Social Work, Paris, France.
2017 Rahman, R., Pinto, R. M. & Zanchetta, M.S. (2017, February). Drawing comparisons across Community Health Agents (ACS), nurses and physicians in Brazil’s Unified Health System (UHS). Symposium on Community Health Workers and Their Contribution towards Sustainable Development Goals, Kampala, Uganda.
2017 Witte, S.S, Pinto, R. M., Choi, J., & Wall, M. (2017, January). Does Organizational Readiness Predict Implementation of a Couple-Based HIV Prevention Intervention? (Poster) Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Windsor, L., Smith, D., & Pinto, R. M. (2017, January). Developing Sustainable Behavioral Interventions: The Innovative Use of Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) Under Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Principles. Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Pinto, R. M., Spector, A., Witte, S., Filippone, P., Choi, J., & Wall, M. (2017, January). Building practitioners’ capacity to integrate HIV prevention services in their work with substance using clients. January 2017 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Pinto, R. M. (2017, January). The role of Community Health Agents in Brazil’s Family Health Strategies: Implications for developing similar programs in other countries. 8th International School on Popular Education, Public Presentation, Federal University School of Public Health. Santiago, Chile.
2017 Pinto, R. M. (2017, January). PHOTOVOICE: A Participatory research method and advocacy tool. 8th International School on Popular Education, EPES. Santiago, Chile.
2016 Witte, S., Pinto, R.M., & Hunt, T. (2016, January). Technical Assistance for Improved Implementation of a Couple-Based HIV Prevention Program: Implications for Implementation of EBPs. (Poster). Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Social Work and Research
2016 Spector, A., & Pinto, R. M. (2016, January). The Challenge of Integrating HIV Prevention with Substance Using Clients: A Multivariate Analysis of Practitioners' Training and Workplace Characteristics. (Poster). Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research.
2016 Ghesquiere, A., Pinto, R. M., Rahman, R., da Fonseca, A., Spector, A. Y. (2016, January). Factors associated with provision of patient-centered mental health care in Brazil’s Unified Health System. Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Social Work and Research.
2016 Pinto, R. M., da Fonseca, A., Gallego, W., Zanchetta, M., Fernandez, A. (2016, January). Community Health Worker Effectiveness from the Perspective of Community Residents. Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Social Work and Research.
2016 Pinto, R. M., Witte, S., Choi, J., and Wall, M. (2016, January). Practitioner exposure to behavioral interventions predicts adoption and referrals to evolving biobehavioral innovations in a systems-level model – CDC Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Intervention. Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Social Work and Research.
2016 Pinto, R. M., Muñoz, D. C., Rodríguez, S. G. (2016, November). Provider assessment of clients´ health promoting life styles. XXI Congreso Nacional de Sociología en Castilla-La Mancha: Pobreza, migraciones, refugio. Valdepenas, Ciudad Real, Spain.
2015 Spector, A. Y. & Pinto, R. M. (2015, January). Factors Associated with Delivery of Drug Prevention Services by Health Services Workers in Brazil's National Family Health Strategy. January 2015 SSWR Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Windsor, L. & Pinto, R. M. (2015, January). Community Wise: Pilot Findings of a Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Multilevel Intervention. SSWR Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Rahman, R & Pinto, R. M. (2015, January). Predictors of Service Integration By Transdisciplinary Health Team's in Brazil's Unified Health System. SSWR Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Pinto, R. M., & Rahman, R. (2015, January). Policy Advocacy and Leadership Training for Formerly Incarcerated Women: An Empowerment Evaluation of Reconnect, a Program of the Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York. SSWR Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2015 Pinto, R. M. (2015, June). CALLALOO Conference panelist: The other American reading Brazil. The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, The Department of Africana Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI.
2014 Pinto, R. M. & Rahman, R. (2014, August). Service Integration by Transdisciplinary Health Team's in Brazil’s Unified Health System. Community Health Institute, San Diego.
2014 Rahbel, R. & Pinto, R. M. (2014, December). Transdisciplinary health teams in Brazil’s health system. National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Conference, National Harbor, Maryland.
2014 Pinto, R. M., Wall, M. & Choi, J. (2014, December). Transdisciplinary collaboration: Integration of HIV services. National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference, Maryland.
2014 Pinto, R. M. (2014). Career development: Stories from mid-career scholars. Society for Social Work Research’s 18 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
2014 Pinto, R. M. (2014, May). Collaboration in action: From theory to practice. U.S.A Department of Education, VR Connection Conference.
2014 Pinto, R. M. (2014, December). Mixed methods approaches to research. Langston University RRTC on Research and Capacity Building, Oklahoma City, OK.
2014 Pinto, R. M. (2014, November). Interagency Collaboration. Roundtable on federal collaboration in disability employment. U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.
2014 Pinto, R. M. (2014, October). Brazil’s unified health care system: Transdisciplinary collaborating and integration of health and social services. Brazil Initiative, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI.
2014 Spector, A. Y. & Pinto, R. M. Implementation challenges and opportunities in drug prevention for vulnerable populations in Brazil: A cross-sectional survey of health care workers in Brazil's national Strategy for Family Health (ESF). Poster presentation at the 6th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
2014 Spector, A. Y. & Pinto, R. M. (2014, March). Research collaboration matters: A mixed methods study of HIV service practitioners' involvement in research and their use of evidence. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
2014 Pinto, R. M. (2014, January). Transdisciplinary collaboration in Brazil's unified health system: Improving evidence-based practice. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work Research, San Antonio, TX
2014 Pinto, R. M. (2014, May). Collaboration in action: From theory to practice. US Department of Education. Making the VR Connection Conference
2013 Pinto. R. M. (2013). The role of interagency collaboration in advancing scientific research. Expert panel: Creating a sustainable interagency coordination on disability research for the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR). National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research U.S. Department of Education.
2013 Pinto, R. M., Witte, S., & Gilbert, L. (2013, June). HIV prevention research in diverse contexts: Relationship building, adapting, testing and integrating interventions in Brazil, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Presented at Global Health & Well Being: Social Work Response. New York University, New York, NY
2013 Pinto, R. M. (2013, November). Interagency and transdisciplinary collaboration (ITC) among HIV prevention service providers: Closing the gap between research and practice. Presented at the XVIII Congreso Nacional de Sociología en Castilla-La Mancha, Proyectos sociales, creativos y sostenibles. Almagro, Spain
2013 Pinto, R. M. (2013, February). HIV service providers’ contributions to research, evidence-based practice and health research policy. AIDS Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research, NYSPI, New York, NY

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