Denise Pintello, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Chief, Child and Adolescent Services Research Program
Chief, Dissemination and Implementation Research Program
Division of Intervention and Services Research
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Dr. Denise Pintello received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2000. At the National Institute of Mental Health, she currently serves as the Chief of two scientific programs: the Child and Adolescent Services Research Program and the Dissemination and Implementation Research Program at the (NIMH) and directs research on a third portfolio: autism services research impacting youth.
As a social worker for more than three decades, Dr. Pintello has worked extensively in child welfare, mental health and substance abuse settings and provided clinical, case management and supervisory services to over 1500 children and adults. She has also conducted research studies in child welfare, domestic violence, juvenile justice, mental health and substance abuse. Her publications have focused on implementation science in children’s mental health services, capacity-building and training, treatment of intrafamilial child sexual abuse, predictors of child maltreatment recurrence, health services research and research dissemination.