Enrico Castillo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Dr. Enrico Castillo is an academic community psychiatrist, health services researcher,
and medical educator in the UCLA Center for Social Medicine and the Associate Vice
Chair for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry.
His program of research focuses on enhancing the capacity of public systems to
address health inequities through community-government-academic partnerships. In the
roles of PI or Co-PI, he has secured over $1.9 million in research funding. His research
and educational work have been conducted in partnership with local, state, and national
agencies and community organizations. He currently leads a NIMH-funded project on
the jail-to-homelessness pipeline experienced by individuals with serious mental illness.
He serves in several national leadership roles in research and medical education,
including the Mental Health Advisory Board of the Association of American Medical
Colleges, multiple positions in the American Psychiatric Association, and the New
Voices Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He
is a member of the California State Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health.


Areas of Expertise: Health equity, health services and policy research, social
medicine, community-government-academic partnerships, curriculum development,
graduate medical education, structural competency, physician advocacy, domestic and
international scientific engagement, homelessness and housing policy, incarceration,
serious mental illness