Renan Castillo, Ph.D., M.S.

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  • Joint Appointment in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

Trauma outcomes; pain; structural equation modeling; cognitive behavioral therapy; self management interventions more


Renan C. Castillo, Ph.D., is an associate professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he received his doctoral training. He also has a joint appointment at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Castillo is a health services researcher with expertise in the study of disability and trauma outcomes and extensive experience coordinating multi-institutional studies in the trauma setting.

Dr. Castillo has published on pain and rehabilitation outcomes following trauma, as well as treatment, psychologic and demographic predictors of clinical recovery, functional outcome and patient satisfaction. He has worked closely with clinicians in projects ranging from the assessment of diagnostic tests in sports medicine to the evaluation of tomographic imaging approaches following severe trauma. more


  • Joint Appointment in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2008)
  • B.A.; Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) (1993)
  • M.S.; Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) (1993)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Ochenjele G, Reid KR, Castillo RC, Schoonover CD, Montalvo RN, Manson TT, Sciadini MF, Nascone JW, Carlini AR, O'Toole RV. Predictors of Unplanned Reoperation after Operative Treatment of Pelvic Ring Injuries. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29634600

Jarman MP, Haut ER, Curriero FC, Castillo RC. Mapping areas with concentrated risk of trauma mortality: a first step toward mitigating geographic and socioeconomic disparities in trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Mar 12. PMID: 29538227

Jarman MP, Curriero FC, Haut ER, Pollack Porter K, Castillo RC. Associations of Distance to Trauma Care, Community Income, and Neighborhood Median Age With Rates of Injury Mortality. JAMA Surg. 2018 Feb 7. PMID: 29417146

Castillo RC, Raja SN, Frey KP, Vallier HA, Tornetta P 3rd, Jaeblon T, Goff BJ, Gottschalk A, Scharfstein DO, OʼToole RV; METRC. Improving Pain Management and Long-Term Outcomes Following High-Energy Orthopaedic Trauma (Pain Study). J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Apr;31 Suppl 1:S71-S77. Erratum in: J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Sep;31(9):e308. PMID: 28323806

Omaki E, Castillo R, Eden K, Davis S, McDonald E, Murtaza U, Gielen A; My Healthy Choices Decision Aid Study Team. Using m-health tools to reduce the misuse of opioid pain relievers. Inj Prev. 2017 Apr 6. pii: injuryprev-2017-042319. PMID: 28385954

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