Jonathan Porter Castillo, MD, MPH

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center


Developmental Pediatrics

Phone: 832-822-3400
Fax: 832-825-3399

Contact Information

The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics
8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77054
United States

Assistant Professor, The Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center fellowship Developmental/Behavioral Pedi. 2012
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center professional education Neurodevelopment 2011
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center research fellow Pediatrics 2008
Johns Hopkins University masters Master of Public Health 2008
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center residency Pediatrics 2005
University of Utah medical school Doctor of Medicine 2001


Dr. Castillo graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently completed a pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. From 2005 to 2008, he completed a National Research Service Award Fellowship in General Pediatric Research, also at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 2008, Dr. Castillo obtained a master of public health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the same year, he joined the Division of General & Community Pediatrics as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. In 2012, he also completed a fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics also at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has been a member of the National Hispanic Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association, and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

He is currently a faculty member in the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital/BCM. In this position, he has teaching responsibilities for fellows and residents and collaborates with faculty in his department who are particularly focused on education and training regarding issues of global health, immigrant health, racial/ethnic disparities. His continuing interest is the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs related to trainee education in global health and disparities issues. He also collaborates with colleagues pursuing academic activities related to matters of equity in medicine and in processes that address them, principally with regard to the clinical care of Latino and Limited English Proficiency patients with Spina Bifida. He has been involved with a number of projects in Latin America and has ongoing work in Nicaragua.

His research interests include: Spina Bifida, Fetal Interventions Impacting Neurodevelopment, and Global Health Education.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Member

Selected Publications

Castillo J, Goldenhar LM, Baker RC, Kahn RS, DeWitt TG. Reflective Practice and Competencies in Global Health Training: Lesson for Serving Diverse Patient Populations. Journal of Graduate Medical Education  2010; 2(3):449-455.

Castillo J, Castillo H, DeWitt TG. Opportunities in Global Health Education: A Survey of the Virtual Landscape. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 2011; 3(3):429-432.

Stanton B, Castillo J. Brief Overview of United States Involvement in Global Health Training Since World War II. Journal of Pediatrics 2012 Jan; 160(1):1-2.e1.

Castillo J, Castillo H, Ayoub L, Jennings J, Jones K, Oliver S, Schubert C, DeWitt T. The Resident Decision-Making Process in Global Health Education: Appraising Factors Influencing Participation. Clinical Pediatrics 2012; 51(5):456 – 461.

Dixon CA, Castillo J, Castillo H, Hom KA, Schubert C. Global health opportunities within pediatric subspecialty fellowship training programs: Surveying the virtual landscape. BMC Med Educ. 2013. 13: 88.