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. Persaud, N, Bedard, M, Boozary, A, Glazier, RH, Gomes, T, Hwang, SW et al.. Effect of Free Medicine Distribution on Health Care Costs in Canada Over 3 Years: A Secondary Analysis of the CLEAN Meds Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Health Forum. 2023;4 (5):e231127. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.1127. PubMed PMID:37234014 PubMed Central PMC10220517.
  2. Craig-Neil, A, Ho, J, Perri, M, Gaspar, M, Hunter, C, Rachlis, B et al.. Healthcare system action on employment as a social determinant of health in people living with HIV: A qualitative study. PLoS One. 2023;18 (4):e0282421. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0282421. PubMed PMID:37023048 PubMed Central PMC10079099.
  3. Upshaw, TL, Craig-Neil, A, Macklin, J, Gray, CS, Chan, TCY, Gibson, J et al.. Priorities for Artificial Intelligence Applications in Primary Care: A Canadian Deliberative Dialogue with Patients, Providers, and Health System Leaders. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023;36 (2):210-220. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2022.220171R1. PubMed PMID:36948537 .
  4. Darcel, K, Upshaw, T, Craig-Neil, A, Macklin, J, Steele Gray, C, Chan, TCY et al.. Implementing artificial intelligence in Canadian primary care: Barriers and strategies identified through a national deliberative dialogue. PLoS One. 2023;18 (2):e0281733. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281733. PubMed PMID:36848339 PubMed Central PMC9970060.
  5. Davis, VH, Rodger, L, Pinto, AD. Collection and Use of Social Determinants of Health Data in Inpatient General Internal Medicine Wards: A Scoping Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2023;38 (2):480-489. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07937-z. PubMed PMID:36471193 PubMed Central PMC9905340.
  6. Smith, RW, Jarvis, T, Sandhu, HS, Pinto, AD, O'Neill, M, Di Ruggiero, E et al.. Centralization and integration of public health systems: Perspectives of public health leaders on factors facilitating and impeding COVID-19 responses in three Canadian provinces. Health Policy. 2023;127 :19-28. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2022.11.011. PubMed PMID:36456399 PubMed Central PMC9681988.
  7. Webster, F, Connoy, L, Sud, A, Rice, K, Katz, J, Pinto, AD et al.. Chronic Struggle: An Institutional Ethnography of Chronic Pain and Marginalization. J Pain. 2023;24 (3):437-448. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2022.10.004. PubMed PMID:36252618 .
  8. Pinto, AD, Gandhi, KM, Hapsari, A, Sunderji, A, Cohen-Silver, J. [Not Available]. Can Fam Physician. 2022;68 (10):e279-e282. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6810e279. PubMed PMID:36241405 PubMed Central PMC9833146.
  9. Pinto, AD, Gandhi, KM, Hapsari, A, Sunderji, A, Cohen-Silver, J. Integrating health and social care for children in Canada. Can Fam Physician. 2022;68 (10):726-728. doi: 10.46747/cfp.6810726. PubMed PMID:36241404 PubMed Central PMC9833149.
  10. Terry, AL, Kueper, JK, Beleno, R, Brown, JB, Cejic, S, Dang, J et al.. Is primary health care ready for artificial intelligence? What do primary health care stakeholders say?. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2022;22 (1):237. doi: 10.1186/s12911-022-01984-6. PubMed PMID:36085203 PubMed Central PMC9461192.
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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