Angela PintoAngela Pinto

Phone: (646) 312-4447

Location: VC 8-297


Dr. Angela Marinilli Pinto is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Baruch College. She teaches Statistics for Social Science (STA 2100), Research Methods (PSY 3001), and Abnormal Psychology (PSY 3055) at the undergraduate level and Research and Program Evaluation in Mental Health Counseling (PSY 9922) and Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity (PSY 9826) in the Masters in Mental Health Counseling Program.

Dr. Pinto earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Harvard University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in behavioral medicine from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2004. She completed her clinical psychology internship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine also in 2004. Following graduation, she completed a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) at Brown Medical School where she studied behavioral obesity treatment. She held a faculty position as Assistant Professor (Research) in the DPHB at Brown from 2006-2007 before joining the faculty at Baruch.


Dr. Pinto’s research is focused on two related areas: obesity and eating disorders.  Her research in obesity has included working with community-wide weight loss initiatives and conducting randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of weight loss interventions.  Her work examines outcomes of weight loss treatment in terms of clinical effectiveness (e.g., weight loss, behavioral changes in diet and physical activity) and health parameters (e.g., health-related quality of life).  She is also interested in factors that influence initiation and maintenance of weight management behaviors more generally.  Her research in eating disorders centers on cognitive factors such as motivation for change and self-efficacy that impact treatment engagement and outcome for individuals with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Beyond clinical eating disorders, she is also interested in body image concerns and subclinical eating disordered behavior and attitudes in nonclinical samples.

representative Publications

Pinto, A. M., Fava, J. L., Hoffmann, D. A., Wing, R. R. (2013). Combining behavioral weight loss treatment and a commercial program: A randomized clinical trial. Obesity, 21, 673-680. DOI: 10.1002/oby.20044

Pinto, A. M., Fava, J. L., Raynor, H. A., LaRose, J. G., Wing, R. R. (2013). Development and validation of the Weight Control Strategies Scale. Obesity, 21(12), 2429-2436. DOI: 10.1002/oby.20368

Pinto, A. M., Subak, L. L., Nakagawa, S., Vittinghoff, E., Wing, R. R., Kusek, J. W., Herman, W. H., West, D. S., Kuppermann, M. (2012). The effect of weight loss on changes in health-related quality of life among overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence. Quality of Life Research, 21, 1685-1694.

Pinto, A. M., Gorin, A. A., Raynor, H. A., Tate, D. F., Fava, J. L., Wing, R. R. (2008). Successful weight loss maintenance in relation to method of weight loss. Obesity, 16, 2456-2461.

Pinto, A. M., Guarda, A. S., Heinberg, L. J., DiClemente, C. C. (2006). Development of the Eating Disorder Recovery Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 376-384.

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