Jessica Castilho, MD, MPH
Dr. Castilho is a physician-scientist in infectious diseases with a concentration in aging-related outcomes in adults with HIV. Her research uses epidemiologic and translational methods to explain the increased rate of aging-related morbidities experienced by people with HIV (PWH) and to identify immunologic, behavioral, and reversible mechanisms driving these disparities. Dr. Castilho uses her training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and clinical medicine to uncover population trends, dissect outcome disparities, and discover novel biomarkers. Dr. Castilho is currently supported by a K23 award from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that examines the effects of aging and HIV infection on immune senescence and aging syndromes through the creation of a prospective cohort of older adults with and without HIV. She has led local, national, and international observational cohort studies to examine aging and non-communicable disease (NCD) outcomes in PWH.