Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Social Work
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. In the United States and in Brazil, Dr. Pinto has conducted research to examine how interprofessional collaboration and practitioners’ involvement in research improve delivery of evidence-based services among racial/ethnic and sexual minority populations. 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 2010 Deborah Padgett Early Career Achievement Award. In 2013, he received the Graduate Student Faculty Mentoring Award from Columbia University. In 2020, he received the Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change. In his work, Pinto focuses on finding academic, sociopolitical and cultural venues for broadcasting voices of oppressed individuals and groups. Funded by the U-M Office of Research, as a new scholarly pursuit, he is building an art installation, “The Realm of the Dead,” to investigate his own personal marginalization as a gender non-confirming, mixed-race, and Latinx immigrant.
Research Interests Include:
- Art-based multilevel interventions
- Implementation Science
- HIV/AIDS prevention and substance misuse