Amanda D. Castel

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Amanda D. Castel

M.D., M.P.H.

Core Co-Director


Office Phone: (202) 994-8325
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington DC 20052

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University

Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • Principal Investigator for the DC Cohort, a NIH-funded public health research database which aims to follow over 10,000 HIV-infected individuals seeking care in the District of Columbia.
  • Principal Investigator for DC Cohort substudy on the Molecular Epidemiology of HIV in Washington, DC
  • Serves as Chief Epidemiologist to the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, TB Administration through the District of Columbia DOH-GWU Public Health Academic Partnership, providing epidemiologic and technical support and expertise to the Administration.
  • Co-Principal Investigator of NIH SBIR grant to determine whether interactive videogames can improve medication and visit adherence among HIV infected adolescents and young adults
  • Principal Investigator of three CFAR supplemental awards on the HIV continuum of care to assess barriers and faciltators to care, to assess the accuracy of different data sources on continuum measurements, and to evaluate the feasibility of using HIV surveillance data to guide HIV testing coupled with an enhanced linkage to care intervention

Current HIV/AIDS Educational Activities:

  • Course Director for topics course on HIV/AIDS Surveillance (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, GW MISPH)
  • Course Director for topics course on Issues in HIV Care and Treatment (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, GW MISPH)
  • Course Director for Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, GW MISPH)

Current HIV/AIDS Clinical Activities:

  • Volunteer Attending Physician, Children's National Medical Center, Special Immunology Clinic

Current HIV/AIDS Service Activities:

  • Member, AIDS Research Advisory Council, NIAID, National Institutes of Health (2014-2018)
  • Member, Center for HIV/AIDS Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health Laboratory Research
  • Co-Chair, HIV/AIDS Subcommittee, Health Disparities Advisory Committee, District of Columbia Department of Health (2007-2008)
  • Grant Reviewer and Chair, National Center for STD, TB and HIV Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2007, 2008)