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New Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar

Dean Teri Pipe & Elizabeth Reifsnider

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Felipe González Castro, PhD, MSW to the position of Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar beginning August 15.  Dr. Castro comes to us from the University of Texas at El Paso where he was Professor and Head of the Health Psychology Program, and Senior Advisor to the Provost for Engaged Health Disparities Scholarship.  He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington, Seattle, his MSW in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles and his BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Introducing himself, Dr. Castro states, “I am delighted to join the College of Nursing and Health Innovation as a Southwest Borderlands Scholar.  I look forward to re-connecting with several CONHI faculty with whom I have collaborated in the past, and also to meeting various CONHI early-career faculty and students.  It will be exciting to collaborate in transdisciplinary teams to conduct research that informs the design and implementation of innovative and efficacious health interventions to reduce health inequalities.”

In his role at ASU, Dr. Castro will work with faculty and staff to continue his Robert Wood Johnson Grant researching “Theoretical Congruence and Sustainability of Local Adaptation Activities: Analysis and Recommendations,” as well as other research initiatives.  He will also mentor tenure track faculty and teach in the PhD program.  Please help welcome Dr. Castro to ASU.


Teri Pipe, PhD, RN                                           Elizabeth Reifsnider PhD, WHNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Dean                                                                   Associate Dean for Research
College of Nursing & Health Innovation      College of Nursing & Health Innovation