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Theresa Castillo, EdD MA CHES

Theresa Castillo, EDD MA CHES

Chief Program Officer

Theresa P. Castillo has been working globally in the fields of gender, social justice, and health equity for over 20 years. Her expertise includes cultural rights, adolescent health, violence prevention, sexual & reproductive health, and community development among vulnerable populations. Dr. Castillo has collaborated with various civil society organizations, UN agencies, and Ministries of Health to build local capacity and to strengthen public health systems. Her research has focused on immigrant, refugee, and indigenous women and girls’ health issues. Currently, she is adjunct faculty at Columbia University, NYU, and Bard College’s Program on Globalization and International Affairs. Early in her career, she served as a Maternal Health Specialist in Turkmenistan, Morocco, and Mali with the US Peace Corps. Dr. Castillo holds a master’s and doctoral degree in Public Health Education from Columbia University.