Wendy Camelo Castillo, MD, MSc, PhD

Wendy Camelo Castillo, MD, MSc, PhDAbout Dr. Camelo-Castillo:

Dr. Camelo Castillo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), where she has been a faculty member since 2017. Dr. Camelo Castillo trained as a physician at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where she also obtained an MSc degree in physiology. Her PhD training in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill focused on pharmacoepidemiology, after which she joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the School of Pharmacy, UMB as a postdoctoral fellow in patient centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research.

Research Interests:

Her research integrates methods in pharmacoepidemiology and patient preferences, to develop evidence for populations in whom best practices of care are limited such as women, youth, and minority communities. Overall her goal is to inform and improve clinical and policy decision making by providing evidence of benefits or harm of interventions used in real world settings in these populations. She brings an innovative approach into this work, by integrating the patient perspective into pharmacoepidemiology and health services research. Her research agenda focuses on two main topics: 1) improving methods to assess effectiveness of treatments in the context of multimorbidity, and 2) development and implementation of patient-centered methods to address health disparities in minority communities.


Saratoga Building, 12th Floor
Room 01-218
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
Phone: 410.706.4369
Fax: 410.706.5394
Email: wcastillo@rx.umaryland.edu