Jessica Castilho, MD, MPH
Topics: Health Policy, HIV and Aging
Dr. Castilho is an assistant professor and physician-scientist in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Castilho received her MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at Vanderbilt. She joined the faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt in 2015 and shortly after received a K23 Career Development award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study aging in adults with HIV. Her research on long-term outcomes of adults living with HIV utilizes observational cohorts of adults with HIV including locally in Nashville, nationally with the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD), and internationally with the Caribbean, Central, and South America network for HIV epidemiology (CCASAnet). She is a PI of an R01 from the National Institute on Aging with a research focus on the non-infectious and long-term outcomes of adults living with HIV in Brazil. She has additional research expertise in infectious diseases and women's health and is the project PI for the HPV Impact study of the TN Emerging Infections Program. Dr. Castilho also sees patients with HIV at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic.