Antón Castellanos Usigli, MPH

 

Antón Castellanos Usigli, MPH, is a public health professional and consultant committed to global sexual health and sexual rights. Currently, he is the Director of Prevention Programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, managing a portfolio of four sexual health prevention 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. At Wyckoff, he started an innovative online outreach strategy for men who have sex with men (MSM) that has driven the increase of HIV/STI testing numbers and the number of clients who start taking PrEP. Antón's work of HIV prevention in Brooklyn was featured by The Guardian and Vox

As a consultant, he has worked for the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership (NMPP), for RNW Media, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). For IPPF he co-authored "Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People’s Sexual Rights" (2016). In the past, he also worked for the Mexican Federation of Sexuality Education & Sexology in Mexico City and for the HIV Department of the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Manila, Philippines. In 2011, Antón founded the Youth Initiative Committee at the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS).

He is a Member of the Global Advisory Board (GAB) for Sexual Health and Wellbeing, a group of global experts brought together by Durex (the leading condom and sexual wellbeing brand in the world) to advance the links between sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure across policies and programs. In this role, Antón co-developed a training toolkit for future sexual and reproductive health service providers on how to implement counseling that effectively links sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure, 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 and has been a speaker in Congresses across eleven countries.