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Casey Pinto, PhD

Casey Pinto, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Epidemiology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

Dr. Casey Pinto's research focuses on rural/urban disparities in the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among adolescents. She is specifically interested in the behavioral and/or social environmental factors that are associated with STI prevalence and how these vary between rural/urban populations.

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Gonorrhea
  • Food
  • Chlamydia
  • Neoplasms
  • Education
  • Meat
  • Students
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Stroke
  • Young Adult
  • Poverty

Recent Publications


D'Souza, GC, Pinto, CN, Exten, CL, Yingst, JM, Foulds, J, Anderson, J, Allen, R & Calo, WA 2024, 'Understanding factors associated with COVID-19 vaccination among health care workers using the Diffusion of Innovation Theory', American journal of infection control.


Manca, E, Van Der Pol, B, Exten, C & Pinto, CN 2023, 'A Review of the Scope of Direct-to-Consumer Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Services Offered on the Internet', Sexually transmitted diseases, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 323-328.
Pinto, CN, Jung, M, Wimmer, M, Goldblatt, C, Sweeney, N, Broache, M & Van Der Pol, B 2023, 'Differential Screening for Nonviral Sexually Transmitted Infections by Type of Vaginitis Testing', Sexually transmitted diseases, vol. 50, no. 8, pp. 531-535.
Moss, JL, Hearn, M, Cuffee, YL, Wardecker, BM, Kitt-Lewis, E & Pinto, CN 2023, 'The role of social cohesion in explaining rural/urban differences in healthcare access and health status among older adults in the mid-Atlantic United States', Preventive Medicine, vol. 173, 107588.
Sood, R, Entenman, J, Kitt-Lewis, E, Lennon, RP, Pinto, CN & Moss, JL 2024, 'We are all in this together: Rurality, Social cohesion, and COVID-19 prevention behaviors', Journal of Rural Health, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 154-161.


Yin, X, Dudley, EG, Pinto, CN & M'ikanatha, NM 2022, 'Corrigendum to ‘Fluoroquinolone sales in food animals and quinolone resistance in non-typhoidal Salmonella from retail meats: United States, 2009–2018’ [Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 29 (2022) 163-167, (Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance (2022) 29(163-167) (S2213716522000595), (10.1016/j.jgar.2022.03.005))', Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, vol. 30, pp. 489.
Richardson, CL, Wright, MS & Pinto, CN 2022, 'Covid-19 vaccine dissemination: A public health ethical evaluation of Pennsylvania's plan during Phase 1A', Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, vol. 24, 100815.
Moss, JL, Pinto, CN, Srinivasan, S, Cronin, KA & Croyle, RT 2022, 'Enduring Cancer Disparities by Persistent Poverty, Rurality, and Race: 1990-1992 to 2014-2018', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vol. 114, no. 6, pp. 829-836.
Yin, X, Dudley, EG, Pinto, CN & M'ikanatha, NM 2022, 'Fluoroquinolone sales in food animals and quinolone resistance in non-typhoidal Salmonella from retail meats: United States, 2009–2018', Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, vol. 29, pp. 163-167.
Yin, X, Fu, Y, Tate, H, Pinto, C, Dudley, EG & M'ikanatha, NM 2022, 'Genomic analysis of Salmonella Typhimurium from humans and food sources accurately predicts phenotypic multi-drug resistance', Food Microbiology, vol. 103, 103957.
Yin, X, Dudley, EG, Pinto, CN & M'ikanatha, NM 2022, 'Increase in quinolone resistance among salmonella isolates from retail meat samples is driven by Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella infantis', Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, vol. 30, pp. 487-488.
Van Gerwen, O, Griner, S, Davis, A, Footman, A, Pinto, CN, Melendez, JH, Tuddenham, S, Exten, C, Soge, OO, Chakraborty, P, Nenninger, A, Marlowe, EM, Joseph, AM, McGowin, CL, Seña, AC, Fortenberry, JD, Ghanem, KG & Van Der Pol, B 2022, 'Summary of the Fourth Annual American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association Workshop on Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection Control Efforts Through Cross-Sector Collaboration', Sexually transmitted diseases, vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 588-593.


Exten, C, Pinto, CN, Gaynor, AM, Meyerson, B, Griner, SB & Van Der Pol, B 2021, 'Direct-to-Consumer Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Services: A Position Statement from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association', Sexually transmitted diseases, vol. 48, no. 11, pp. E155-E159.
Pinto, CN, Niles, JK, Kaufman, HW, Marlowe, EM, Alagia, DP, Chi, G & Van Der Pol, B 2021, 'Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening in the U.S', American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


Pinto, C, Adebayo, OW, Agbese, E, Turner, A & Exten, C 2020, 'Annual Out-of-project and Total Healthcare Costs for STD Treatment and Screening', STD Prevention Conference, 9/1/20.
Font, SA, Miyamoto, S & Pinto, C 2020, Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Pennsylvania. Center for Rural Pennsylvania. <>
Wright, WF, Palisoc, K, Pinto, C, Lease, J & Baghli, S 2020, 'Hepatitis C Virus-Associated Acalculous Cholecystitis and Review of the Literature', Clinical Medicine and Research, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 33-36. <>
Moss, JL, Pinto, CN, Srinivasan, S, Cronin, KA & Croyle, RT 2020, 'Persistent poverty and cancer mortality rates: An analysis of county-level poverty designations', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 1949-1954.
Moss, JL, Pinto, CN, Mama, SK, Rincon, M, Kent, EE, Yu, M & Cronin, KA 2021, 'Rural–urban differences in health-related quality of life: patterns for cancer survivors compared to other older adults', Quality of Life Research, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1131-1143.