Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH

Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH
CPHI Senior Fellow

Title: Executive Director, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Viola MacInnes/ Independence Professor, School of Nursing
Professor of Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Master of Public Health Program
Director, Pennsylvania Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology


Email: pinto@nursing.upenn.edu

Public Health Interests:

Complementary/alternative medicine, genetic epidemiology, pediatrics, perinatal, causal inference, diagnostic testing, longitudinal methods.

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Jennifer Pinto-Martin PhD, MPH, is the Executive Director for CPHI and oversees all education, research and action initiatives. She is also the Director of the recently-funded Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE). The University of Pennsylvania Center is one of five such Centers funded by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work collaboratively to understand the causes of autism and the reasons for its recent increase in prevalence nationwide. The CADDRE is also engaged in research on early screening and identification of ASD, nursing care for families with children newly diagnosed with ASD, sleep disorders in children with ASD, and the psychological health of siblings of children with ASD.

Dr. Pinto-Martin served as the President of the Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research and is currently on the Editorial Board for the journal Pediatric and Perinatal Research. She served as a special consultant to the National Institutes of Health on their research initiative on autism during 2001.

Dr. Pinto-Martin teaches undergraduate "Statistics" with a focus on the real world application of statistical knowledge. In addition, she teaches an "Introduction to the Principles" and " Methods of Epidemiology," a course that is very popular with researchers who want to learn about the techniques of epidemiologic research.

Select Presentations and Papers:

Konanki, R., Mishra, D., Gulati, S., Satinder, A., Deshmukh, V., Silberberg, D., Pinto, J.M., Durkin, M., Pandey, R.M., Nair, M.K.C., Arora, N.K. and INCLEN study group (in press). INCLEN Diagnostic Tool for Epilepsy (INDT-EPI) for Primary Care Physicians: Development and Validation.. Journal of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, .

Juneja, M., Mishra, D., Russell, P.S.S., Gulati, S., Deshmukh, V., Sagar, R., Silberberg, D., Bhutani, V.K., Pinto, J.M., Durkin, M., Pandey, R.M., Nair, M.K.C., Arora, N.K. and INCLEN study group (in press). INCLEN Diagnostic Tool for Autism Spectrum Disorder (INDT-ASD): Development and Validation.. Journal of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, .

Mukherjee, S., Satinder, A., Russell, P.S.S., Gulati, S., Deshmukh, V., Sagar, R., Silberberg, D., Bhutani, V.K., Pinto, J.M., Durkin, M., Pandey, R.M., Nair, M.K.C., Arora, N.K. and *INCLEN study group (in press). INCLEN Diagnostic Tool for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (INDT-ADHD): Development and Validation.. Journal of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, .

Mukherjee, S., Satinder, A., Russell, P.S.S., Gulati, S., Deshmukh, V., Sagar, R., Silberberg, D., Bhutani, V.K., Pinto, J.M., Durkin, M., Pandey, R.M., Nair, M.K.C., Arora, N.K., INCLEN study group (in press). INCLEN diagnostic tool for neuro-motor impairment (INDT-NMI) for primary care physician: Development and Validation.. Journal of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, .

Liu, J., Wang, W., McCauley, L., Pinto-Martin, J., Wang, J., Li, L., Yan, C.H., Rogan, W. (in press). Blood lead levels and children’s behavioral and emotional problems: A cohort study.. JAMA Pediatrics, .

Karmaus W, Jetton J, Paneth N, Pinto-Martin J. (in press). Asthma prevalence is lower in multiple births compared to singletons. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, .

Mahoney, A.D., Pinto-Martin, J., Hanlon, A. (2014). Home environment, brain injury, & school performance in LBW survivors.. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 39 (1), 18-25.

Zhang, J., Mahoney, A.D., & Pinto-Martin, JA (2013). Perinatal brain injury, visual motor function and poor school outcome of regional low birth weight survivors at age nine.. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22, 2225-32.

Movsas, TZ, Pinto-Martin, JA, Whitaker, AH, Feldman, JF, Lorenz, JM, Korzeniewski, SJ, Levy, SE & Paneth, N. (2013). Autism Spectrum Disorder is associated with ventricular enlargement in a low birth weight population. The Journal of Pediatrics, 163(1), 73-8.

Korzeniewski, S., Whitaker, A., Paneth, N., Lorenz, J.M., Feldman, J., Pinto-Martin, J., Pappas, A. & Levy, S. (2013). Association between Transient Hypothyroxinemia of Prematurity and Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Low Birthweight Cohort: An Exploratory Study.. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 27(2), 182-7.