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SUHI Staff: Myles Castro

MYLES CASTRO, MPH

Research Specialist

Professional Summary

Myles joined the SUHI team in September 2017. He began his work supporting research on non-fatal firearm injuries at Mount Sinai Hospital. He also took part in helping develop the Zip Code Health Rankings, which focused on specific determinants of health throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.  In addition, he is assisting in the dissemination of the Sinai Community Health Survey 2.0.

Prior to coming to SUHI, Myles worked at The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center. There he analyzed clinic data to assess trends in the clinic’s patient population, specifically those prescribed with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Furthermore, he was a member of the Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative Fellowship as a graduate student fellow. He and other research fellows investigated four Chicago communities with high prevalence of gun violence. Myles’ research interests include alleviating health disparities and building health equity throughout urban communities. 

Education

MPH, Public Health, DePaul University, 2018
B.S, Molecular Cellular Biology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, 2011