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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.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Casey Pinto uses her experience from her research and clinical practice to teach courses related to infectious diseases and public health practice. Additionally, she enjoys helping students become autonomous and achieve their research goals.

Clinical interests

Dr. Casey Pinto is a nurse practitioner who has practiced in infectious disease since 2009. Outside of her affiliation with Penn State, she provides inpatient infectious disease care and works with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide STD care in its free clinics.

Professional information

Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2009

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Community-Engaged Research Core, Fellowship, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

May 2020May 2021

PhD, Penn State College of Medicine

… → 2016

MPH, Penn State College of Medicine

… → 2016

MS, The Pennsylvania State University

… → 2009

BS, The Pennsylvania State University

… → 2006


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