Jennifer A. Pinto-Martin, Ph.D.

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Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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Room 436 Nursing Education Bldg.
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 898-4726
University of California, Berkeley, 1982.
PhD (Epidemiology)
University of California, Berkeley, 1984.
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Description of Research Expertise

Research Interests:

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

Description of Research

Dr. Pinto-Martin is 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.

Selected Publications

Levy, Susan E. Souders, Margaret C. Ittenbach, Richard F. Giarelli, Ellen. Mulberg, Andrew E. Pinto-Martin, Jennifer A.: Relationship of dietary intake to gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autistic spectrum disorders. Biological Psychiatry 61(4): 492-7, Feb 15 2007.

Whitaker, Agnes H. Feldman, Judith F. Lorenz, John M. Shen, Sa. McNicholas, Fiona. Nieto, Marlon. McCulloch, Dawn. Pinto-Martin, Jennifer A. Paneth, Nigel.: Motor and cognitive outcomes in nondisabled low-birth-weight adolescents: early determinants. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 160(10): 1040-6, Oct 2006.

Mandell, David S. Cao, Jun. Ittenbach, Richard. Pinto-Martin, Jennifer.: Medicaid expenditures for children with autistic spectrum disorders: 1994 to 1999. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders 36(4): 475-85, May 2006.

Mandell, David S. Walrath, Christine M. Manteuffel, Brigitte. Sgro, Gina. Pinto-Martin, Jennifer A.: The prevalence and correlates of abuse among children with autism served in comprehensive community-based mental health settings. Child Abuse & Neglect 29(12): 1359-72, Dec 2005.

Pinto-Martin, Jennifer A. Dunkle, Margaret. Earls, Marian. Fliedner, Dane. Landes, Cynthia.: Developmental stages of developmental screening: steps to implementation of a successful program. American Journal of Public Health 95(11): 1928-32, Nov 2005.

Giarelli, Ellen. Souders, Margaret. Pinto-Martin, Jennifer. Bloch, Joan. Levy, Susan E.: Intervention pilot for parents of children with autistic spectrum disorder. Pediatric Nursing 31(5): 389-99, Sep-Oct 2005.

Fine, Sarah E. Weissman, Alison. Gerdes, Marsha. Pinto-Martin, Jennifer. Zackai, Elaine H. McDonald-McGinn, Donna M. Emanuel, Beverly S.: Autism spectrum disorders and symptoms in children with molecularly confirmed 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders 35(4): 461-70, Aug 2005.

Pinto-Martin, Jennifer A. Souders, Margaret C. Giarelli, Ellen. Levy, Susan E.: The role of nurses in screening for autistic spectrum disorder in pediatric primary care. [Review] [49 refs] Journal of Pediatric Nursing 20(3): 163-9, Jun 2005.

Mandell, David S. Walrath, Christine M. Manteuffel, Brigitte. Sgro, Gina. Pinto-Martin, Jennifer.: Characteristics of children with autistic spectrum disorders served in comprehensive community-based mental health settings. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders 35(3): 313-21, Jun 2005.

Pinto-Martin J, Levy SE.: Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 6(5): 391-400, September 2004.

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