Philicia Castillo joined the Guttmacher Institute in 2018 as a Research Associate. In this role, Ms. Castillo collaborates on projects related to global maternal health outcomes and family planning and abortion provision, access and measurement. Prior to joining Guttmacher, she coordinated Gynuity Health Projects research on expanding access to medication abortion and worked at the Population Council, the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and Family Care International. Her research portfolio includes work done in the United States and in Latin America, West and East Africa, and Southeast Asia. Ms. Castillo earned her MPH in epidemiology, with a secondary concentration in maternal, child, reproductive and sexual health, from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy; she earned a BS in health promotion and disease prevention studies from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.