Elizabeth Compton Pino, PhD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Elizabeth Pino
800 Harrison Ave, BCD Building 4009S


Elizabeth Pino, PhD is interested in clinical temporal trends and health outcomes research. Her current work primarily focuses on the public health consequences of firearm violence in the US and the short- and long- term effects of violent injury survivorship. She also explores the long-term consequences in patients undergoing treatment for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, as well as outcomes in maternal health and depression.

Currently, she is a research scientist at Boston Medical Center and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Prior to joining BUSM, she was a research scientist and the data manager for the BMC Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP). Before this, Dr. Pino completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital within the Center for Human Genetic Research, where she completed a genome-wide screen and identified a novel gene network critical for starvation survival.

Dr. Pino is trained as a molecular biologist and geneticist. She received her PhD in biochemistry from Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Carnegie Mellon University.

Other Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Previously held), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Boston University School of Medicine, PhD
  • Carnegie Mellon University, BS


  • Published on 1/20/2024

    Shapiro JP, Pino EC, Goodridge A, Dholakia A, Nelson K, Hoch A, Kendi S, Boyle TP, Kistin CJ. Disparities in Child Welfare Referrals for Patients Seen in a Pediatric Emergency Department for Unintentional Ingestions. Acad Pediatr. 2024; 24(4):686-691. PMID: 38253175.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/25/2023

    Courtepatte A, Dugan E, Pino EC. Differences in Risks for Recurrent Injury and Death Among Survivors of Violence by Homeless Status. J Urban Health. 2023 Oct; 100(5):972-983. PMID: 37747650.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/12/2023

    Pino EC, Gonzalez F, Nelson KP, Jaiprasert S, Lopez GM. Disparities in use of physical restraints at an urban, minority-serving hospital emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2024 Jan; 31(1):6-17. PMID: 37597262.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/3/2023

    Pino EC, Jacoby SF, Dugan E, Jay J. Exposure to Neighborhood Racialized Economic Segregation and Reinjury and Violence Perpetration Among Survivors of Violent Injuries. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03; 6(4):e238404. PMID: 37099300.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/23/2022

    Nistler CM, James TL, Dugan E, Pino EC. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Violent Penetrating Injuries and Long-Term Adverse Outcomes. J Interpers Violence. 2023 Feb; 38(3-4):2286-2312. PMID: 35604722.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2022

    Pino EC, Fontin F, Dugan E. Implementation of a Novel Home Visiting Nurse Pilot Program for Victims of Violent Penetrating Injury. J Trauma Nurs. 2022 May-Jun 01; 29(3):131-141. PMID: 35536341.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Pino EC, Fontin F, James TL, Dugan E. Mechanism of penetrating injury mediates the risk of long-term adverse outcomes for survivors of violent trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 03 01; 92(3):511-519. PMID: 34284465.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2022

    Pino EC, Gebo E, Dugan E, Jay J. Trends in Violent Penetrating Injuries During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 02 01; 5(2):e2145708. PMID: 35133435.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Pino EC, Fontin F, James TL, Rothman EF, Dugan E. Gender Differences in Violent Penetrating Injuries and Long-Term Adverse Outcomes. Violence and gender. 2021; 8(4):187-197.

  • Published on 7/4/2021

    Fontin FM, Pino EC, Hang J, Dugan E. Compassion Satisfaction and Compassion Fatigue among Violence Intervention Caseworkers. Journal of Social Service Research. 2021; 47(4):486-495.

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