Antón Castellanos-Usigli, MPH

Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Co-Chair
He, Him, His

Antón Castellanos-Usigli, MPH, is a public health leader with more than a decade-long career in sexual health and sexual rights. He is a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Cheng Fellow at the Social Innovation and Change Initiative of the Harvard Kennedy School. Antón is also a Consultant for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami and for Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he previously served as the Director of HIV/STI Prevention.

At Wyckoff, he was instrumental in designing and developing sexual health programs that deliver services such as HIV/STI testing, STI treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and linkage to HIV medical care to hundreds of clients every year. In 2016, he started an innovative online outreach strategy to link men who have sex with men (MSM) to comprehensive sexual health services through dating apps. To date, this strategy has successfully brought more than 300 new clients at Wyckoff for HIV/STI prevention services. Antón's work of HIV prevention in Brooklyn has been featured by NBC News, The Guardian and Vox.

Antón is a Member of the Global Advisory Board (GAB) for Sexual Health and Wellbeing, a group of sexual health leaders brought together by Durex, the leading sexual wellbeing brand in the world, who have pioneered in the development of the “triangle approach” linking sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure with implications for public health programs and policies worldwide. In this role, Antón co-developed a training toolkit for future health care providers on how to implement quality SRH services based on the GAB’s triangle approach, as well as guidelines on inclusivity about sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for Durex. 

Antón has a Master of Public Health from Columbia University in New York City, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and has been a speaker in Congresses across twelve countries.