He is the founder and director of the Upstream Lab at MAP, a space to co-design and rigorously evaluate interventions that tackle the complex social factors that impact our health. Interventions are focused at multiple levels, including individual patients and families, health organizations, neighbourhoods and at the policy process.
Dr. Pinto is a MAP scientist, a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, and a scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He is an assistant professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, as well as the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. He serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Research of the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN). He was a Commonwealth Scholar, and a winner of an Early Research Award from the Ontario Government as well as a Clinician-Scientist Award from the University of Toronto. In 2019, he was awarded the PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship.