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The College of Nursing announces new Dean of Research

Bernardine M. Pinto, PhD


Dr. Pinto is a clinical psychologist, who received her doctoral degree from Western
Michigan University. Her prior academic position was as Professor, at the Centers for Behavioral
and Preventive Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, W. Alpert Medical
School of Brown University and the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of
Public Health at Brown University. Her research interests focus on the development of
theoretically-based exercise interventions for adults, and in promoting healthy behaviors
among cancer survivors with a special emphasis on exercise promotion among cancer survivors.
She has published over 95 original articles and book chapters. As Principal Investigator, she has
received funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute on Aging, National 
Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. She has received
continuous federal funding for her research since 1996. Dr. Pinto was a member and the Chair of the
Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Committee at the American Cancer Society and has been an
invited reviewer by several international funding agencies. She supervised psychology interns and
post-doctoral fellows within the Brown University Psychology Training Consortium and has mentored
junior faculty.  She lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.  

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