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Mary Ann Castle, PhD

Key Qualifications:


  • Dr. Castle is a social anthropologist by training and has more than 30 years’ experience conducting Applied Research & Evaluation (qualitative, participatory, self-assessment, quantitative methods); Project/Program Design & Management (clinical, social service, education, social justice, HIV/AIDS-HCV & injection drug users), Capacity Building (organizational, programmatic), Data analysis and report writing.  She has designed & implemented numerous evaluation, participatory, and applied research projects in the areas of Public Health, Education Social Services, Human Trafficking, Youth and  Organizational Development among community based organization that serve diverse racial and ethnic clients/participants throughout the US,  Puerto Rico, India, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, and Turkey.  


Selected Accomplishments:


  • Designed and managed $5 million advocacy-organizing reproductive justice project in Kentucky, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.  Recruited and hired and supervised 20+ professional staff and provided technical assistance to the Project Directors and staff in these Southern States.

  • Team leader of an evaluation for European Commission to assess the effectiveness of a 5-year project to integrate HIV/AIDS prevention throughout institutions of higher learning throughout South Africa. Developed a national framework for good practices in HIV/AIDS prevention.

  • Worked with videomaker to train high school students to create and produce their video about their perspectives post-9/11 experience.

  • Evaluated HIV prevention and CBO organizational capacity building projects; reproductive and maternal and infant health programs, youth development programs; high school programs; programs aimed at improving retention of students in higher education; Analyzed and interpreted data on access to abortion services in Latin America, Asia, and Africa to present to stakeholders and to use for developing or modification and change programs. Evaluated media introduction of new reproductive health technologies. Evaluated youth development and community revitalization programs.

  • Designed and directed the first large-scale US Physician Training Programs in first-trimester abortion that was replicated nationwide.

  • Collaborated with muralists on multiple advocacy projects in Georgia, Florida, and New York City.

  • Designed program and wrote and was awarded a federal grant for $500,000 per year for 5 years for dually diagnosed (drug and mental health) populations.

  • Designed/implemented prevention education and early intervention & referral services for alcohol and drug treatment for diverse NYC populations.

  • Lead author of (1) HIV prevention curricula (harm reduction), staff training manuals, and participant resources for out of treatment injection drug users. (2) HIV and reproductive health prevention curriculum for incarcerated women with drug and trauma histories. (3) Communication and counseling guide for physicians, (4) A Clinician’s Guide to providing emergency contraception, and (5) a Guide for NGO’s to incorporate youth perspectives into program development. 

  • Cross-cultural experience collaborating with health and mental health professionals, NGO/CBO agency social service and legal administrators and staff, funders, community residents/program participants, governmental agencies

  • Team leader Designed, implemented, supervised research on public, reproductive and maternal/child health in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, India, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Colombia, and Thailand. Conducted HIV/AIDS community needs assessments and organizational capacity building needs assessments for NGOs offering HIV prevention and care services. Analyzed qualitative and quantitative data from research on breast and bottle feeding of infants internationally.


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