Papers and presentations

Select papers by The Upstream Lab and collaborators

Pinto AD, Bloch G. Framework for building primary care capacity to address the social determinants of health. Canadian Family Physician 2017; 63 (11): e476-e482

Aery A, Rucchetto A, Singer A, Halas G, Bloch G, Goel R, Raza D, Upshur R, Bell J, Katz A, Pinto AD. Implementation and impact of an online tool used in primary care to improve access to financial benefits for patients: A study protocol. BMJ Open 2017; 7:e015947. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-015947

Orkin AM, Bharmal A, Cram J, Kouyoumdjian FG, Pinto AD, Upshur R. Clinical population medicine: integrating clinical medicine and population health in practice. Annals of Family Medicine 2017; 15(5):405-409. doi: 10.1370/afm.2143.

Paszat L, Sutradhar R, O’Brien MA, Lofters A, Pinto A, Selby P, Baxter N, Donnelly PD, Elliott R, Glazier RH, Kyle R, Manca D, Pietrusiak MA, Rabeneck L, Sopcak N, Tinmouth J, Wall B, Grunfeld E. BETTER HEALTH: Durham – a protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial of BETTER in community and public health settings. BMC Public Health 2017; 17 (1): 754. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4797-3.

Jones M, Bloch G, Pinto AD. Income security health promotion to address poverty through primary care: a retrospective chart review. BMJ Open 2017; :e014270. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014270

Persaud N, Lee T, Ahmad H, Li W, Taglione MS, Rajakulasingam Y, Umali N, Boozary A, Glazier RH, Gomes T, Hwang S, Juni P, Law M, Mamdani MM, Manns B, Martin D, Morgan S, Oh P, Pinto AD, Shah BR, Sullivan FM, Thorpe KE, Tu K, Laupacis A. Protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of providing carefully selected, essential medications at no charge: the Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No Charge Medications (CLEAN Meds) trial. BMJ Open 2017; 7: e015686. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015686

Sharma M, Pinto AD, Kumagai A. Teaching the social determinants of health: a path to equity or a road to nowhere? Academic Medicine 2017 doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001689

Lofters AK, Schuler A, Slater M, Baxter N, Persaud N, Pinto AD, Kucharski E, Davie S, Nisenbaum R, Kiran T. Using self-reported data on the social determinants of health in primary care to identify cancer screening disparities: opportunities and challenges. BMC Family Practice 2017; 18:31

Pinto AD, Glattstein-Young G, Mohamed A, Bloch G, Leung F-H, Glazier RH. Building a foundation to reduce health inequities: routine collection of socio-demographic data in primary care. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2016; 29: 348-355

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada best research paper for 2017
  • Most read article of JABFM special issue on the social determinants of health.
  • Second place for Outstanding Peer-Reviewed Publication Award competition 2016 (Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto).

Fitzpatrick T, Rosella L, Calzavara A, Petch J, Pinto AD, Manson H, Goel V, Wodchis W. Looking beyond income and education: SES gradients among future high-cost users of healthcare. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2015; 49(2): 161-171.

Raza D, Pinto AD, Bloch G, Tomlinson K. Prescribing income – reimagining our ability to act on the most powerful determinant of our patients’ health. Canadian Family Physician 2015; 61(2): 118-119.

Pinto AD, Molnar A, Shankardass K, O’Campo P, Bayoumi AM. Economic considerations and Health in All Policies initiatives: evidence from interviews with key informants in Sweden, Quebec and South Australia. BMC Public Health 2015; 15: 171.

Pinto AD. Improving collaboration between public health and primary health care. Healthcare Papers 2013; 13 (3): 41-48

Pinto AD, Manson H, Pauly B, Thanos J, Parks A, Cox A. Equity in public health standards: A qualitative document analysis of policies from two Canadian provinces. International Journal for Equity in Health 2012; 11:28.