Anthony Pinto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Research Scientist IV,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research),
Brown Medical School
Anthony Pinto, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the recipient of a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Pinto plans to use this funding to further understanding of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), beginning with the exploration of its phenomenology and neurocognition, and moving toward the development of treatments for the disorder. He is also particularly interested in elucidating the relationship of OCPD to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Dr. Pinto has been involved in several NIMH-funded studies of OCD which examine the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for those on medication, the use of motivational enhancement therapy to improve treatment outcome, and brain regions associated with OCD and treatment outcome. Dr. Pinto has studied the symptom subtypes of OCD, the course of the disorder, and the phenomenology/treatment of related spectrum conditions such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder. In the area of personality disorders, he is a contributor to the 10-year collaborative longitudinal study of personality disorders (CLPS).
Dr. Pinto was formerly on the research faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School for five years. He served as Research Psychologist in the OCD Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island where he was a co-investigator on NIMH studies of OCD, including a 10-year longitudinal study of the disorder, a multi-site genetics study, as well as an innovative treatment study for refractory cases applying deep brain stimulation. In addition to research, Dr. Pinto has a passion for teaching. He taught undergraduate statistics as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Hofstra University and psychopathology to advanced undergraduates and graduate students as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Connecticut College.
Undergraduate: Hofstra University, B.A., 1993-1997
Graduate: Hofstra University, M.A., 1997-1998
Doctoral Degree: Hofstra University , Ph.D., 1998-2002
Internship: Bio-Behavioral Institute, 2000-2001
Fellowship: Brown Medical School/Butler Hospital, 2002-2004
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 3210 Unit/Box:69
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Dr. Pinto’s areas of research interest include the phenomenology, neurocognition, and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, as well as the course and treatment response of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its symptom subtypes.