Bernardine Pinto, PhD
The Miriam Hospital
Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine
Coro West, Suite 309
164 Summit Ave
Providence, RI 02906
Bernardine Pinto, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Miriam Hospital. Her research interests have focused in two areas: 1) changing unhealthy behaviors, particularly sedentary lifestyle among adults using physician-based, computer-driven, and home-based intervention channels; and 2) psycho-social issues and health behavior change among cancer patients and survivors.
She has received funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, American Cancer Society and the Lance Armstrong Foundation for her work. She serves as a grant reviewer for national and international funding agencies and served as Chair of the Behavioral and Psychosocial Review Committee of the American Cancer Society. Pinto is a co-author on the first national guidelines on Exercise Testing and Prescription in Cancer Survivors that will be issued under the auspices of the American College of Sports Medicine. Pinto was the first recipient of the Bruce Selya Research Award for Research Excellence awarded by the Lifespan Board of Directors. She received the Research Award from the American Cancer Society (New England Affiliate) in 2006 and again, in 2007/08.
She is active in the training of interns and postdoctoral fellows, and was the founding Chair of the Diversity Committee (2000-2007) of the Clinical Psychology Internship Program. She received an award for Excellence in Diversity Training (2004) by the Association of Psychology Post-Doctoral and Internship Centers.
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