Jennifer A Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH
Viola MacInnes/ Independence Professor of Nursing, Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Room 306 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4217
tel: (215) 898-2992
In 2007, Dr. Pinto-Martin was named Director of the newly accredited Masters in Public Health Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
She teaches “Introduction to the Principles and Methods of Epidemiology”, a core course in the Masters in Public Health Program, which is very popular with students who want to learn about the techniques of epidemiologic research.
Dr. Pinto-Martin has also served as a mentor and advisor for numerous graduate and undergraduate students.
Dr. Pinto-Martin is the Director of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE). The University of Pennsylvania Center is one of six 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.
Currently Funded Grants
Center for Biobehavioral Research
Dr. Pinto-Martin serves as Secretary for the International Society for Autism Research and as a Consultant for the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee for the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, Dr. Pinto-Martin is a member of the Scientific Review Committee for the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, the American Public Health Association, and the Society for Epidemiological Research. She is currently on the Editorial Board for the journal Pediatric and Perinatal Research. Dr. Pinto-Martin is the former President of the Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research.
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