Denise Pintello, Ph.D., M.S.W.


Dr. Denise Pintello currently serves as the Chief of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Program which includes Services Research for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and she is also the Chief of the Dissemination and Implementation Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Before coming to NIMH, she served as the Special Assistant for the Director and the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In this role, she directed the implementation of innovative scientific initiatives and special research dissemination projects. Dr. Pintello’s publications have focused on the treatment of intrafamilial child sexual abuse, behavioral factors associated with post-traumatic stress in women, predictors of child maltreatment recurrence, health services research and dissemination research.