Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

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.

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Young Adult
  • Students
  • Stroke
  • Neoplasms
  • Education
  • Mortality
  • Acalculous Cholecystitis
  • Aseptic Meningitis
  • Viral Meningitis

Recent Publications


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.


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.


Sinha, R, Tashakor, E & Pinto, C 2019, 'Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking in Central Pennsylvania: A Survey of Health-Care Professionals and Students', Journal of Human Trafficking, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 165-175.
Pinto, C, Sneeringer, K & Muller, A 2019, 'Syphilis screening practices of family care providers', Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 201-204.
Wright, WF, Pinto, CN, Palisoc, K & Baghli, S 2019, 'Viral (aseptic) meningitis: A review', Journal of the neurological sciences, vol. 398, pp. 176-183.


Pinto, CN, Dorn, LD, Chinchilli, VM & Du, P 2018, 'Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Acquisition among Adolescents and Young Adults in Pennsylvania: A Rural and Urban Comparison', Sexually transmitted diseases, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 99-102.
Karpa, K, Pinto, C, Possanza, A, Dos Santos, J, Snyder, M, Salvadia, A, Panchik, D, Myers, R, Fink, M & Dunlap, A 2018, 'Stroke Simulation Activity: A Standardized Patient Case for Interprofessional Student Learning', MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources, vol. 14.


Pinto, C, Possanza, A & Karpa, K 2018, 'Examining student perceptions of an inter-institutional interprofessional stroke simulation activity', Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 391-394.
Pinto, CN, Dorn, LD, Chinchilli, VM, Du, P & Chi, G 2017, 'Rural counties chlamydia and gonorrhea rates in Pennsylvania among adolescents and young adults', Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 27, no. 9, pp. 606-610.e2.

Clinical Trials Search

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