Enrico Castillo

Enrico Castillo

Department affiliations: 

Semel Institute and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Professional affiliations: 

Dr. Enrico Castillo is a board certified psychiatrist and board certified in public and community psychiatry by the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Castillo is a public psychiatrist, health services/health policy researcher, and Director of UCLA Community Psychiatry Education and Training with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Center for Social Medicine and Humanities and the Associate Director of Residency Education at UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute. 

Office address: 

Public Psychiatrist, Mental Health Services and Policy Researcher
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
University of California, Los Angeles
Center for Social Medicine and Humanities

Research interest: 

Dr. Castillo’s research is focused on community-public-academic partnerships, the integration of mental health and social services, and public mental health and homelessness/housing policies. Common themes in his research are a focus on the mental and social well-being of underserved and at-risk populations, like those with serious mental illness and the chronically homeless. Dr. Castillo’s research has been conducted in close partnership with local, state, and national agencies and community organizations including the Office of the Surgeon General, the New York State Office of Mental Health, the Los Angeles County Departments of Mental Health and Health Services, the RAND Corporation, and Healthy African American Families II.

Mini biography: 

Dr. Castillo obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his MD with a Concentration in Underserved Populations from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his psychiatry residency and public psychiatry clinical fellowship at Columbia University. He spent his public psychiatry fellowship as a medical director on a North Bronx Assertive Community Treatment team and as a staff psychiatrist for a “housing first” outreach team for the chronically street homeless in lower Manhattan with the organization Janian Medical/Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless. Dr. Castillo was a UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and obtained his MS in Health Policy and Management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is a former APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellow and New York State Office of Mental Health Policy Scholar. He is a current member of the APA Council for Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities.