New York, USA
Public Health Professional
Founding Chair of the Youth Committee, World Association for Sexual Health
Antón Castellanos Usigli (MPH) is a public health professional and consultant committed to global sexual and reproductive health and rights. Currently, he is the Assistant Director of Prevention Programs and Research at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, overseeing an HIV/STIs testing program focused on young Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) and women, as well as a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program. At Wyckoff, he started an innovative online outreach strategy for MSM that has driven the increase of HIV/STIs testing numbers and PrEP enrollments.
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). He co-authored "Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People’s Sexual Rights" (IPPF, 2016). 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.
Antón is the Founding Chair of the Youth Initiative Committee at the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). Antón has a Master of Public Health from Columbia University in New York City and has been a speaker in Congresses across eleven countries.