Enrico Castillo

Enrico Castillo

Department affiliations: 

Semel Institute and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Office address: 

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar

Mini biography: 

Dr. Enrico Castillo completed psychiatry residency at Columbia University. 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. During residency he was selected as an American Psychiatric Association/SAMHSA Minority Fellow, which included a grant with which he created an online series of filmed interviews focused on Asian American mental health. In 2014-15 he completed a clinical fellowship in Public Psychiatry at Columbia University. He spent that fellowship year as a staff psychiatrist on a north Bronx Assertive Community Treatment team and 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 is a health policy/health services research fellow (2015-17) in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, with a joint affiliation with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.  His research interests are in community-academic partnerships, public mental health policy, and interventions to address the social determinants of health and mental health. Common themes are a focus on the behavioral and physical health of underserved and at-risk populations, like those with serious mental illness and the chronically homeless.