Butch de Castro PhD, MSN/MPH, RN, FAAN (He/Him)
Dr. de Castro’s research focuses on population health inequities and inequalities by examining how employment opportunities, job conditions, and work organization contribute to chronic stress and occupational injury and illness risk; utilizing longitudinal analyses, biomarkers, large survey datasets, and engagement with minoritized groups. His teaching style applies a health equity and social determinants framework, incorporates problem-based learning, and encourages community service projects.
- National Institutes of Health-KL2 scholar, 2007-2012, Institute of Translational Health Sciences, Seattle, WA
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, June 2005-August 2006, Illinois Public Health Research Fellowship Program, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2003, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH) joint-degree, 1998, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (Community Health Nursing) and The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (Occupational and Environmental Health)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), 1993, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles
Awards and accolades
- Extra Mile Award, Washington Secretary of State, 2021
- Marguerite Cobb Public Health / Community Health Nurse Award, Washington State Nurses Association, 2021
- Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) inducted 2016
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, University of Washington Health Sciences Schools, Seattle, WA, 2012.
- Washington State Nurses Association (Professional Nursing and Health Care Council) Research Award, Seattle, WA, 2009.
- National Occupational Research Agenda Partnering Award, “Safe Patient Handling and Movement Training Program for Schools of Nursing,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Denver, CO, 2008.
- Award of Excellence for Public Health Training, “Safe Patient Handling and Movement Training Program for the Schools of Nursing,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Education and Promotion Network, Atlanta, GA, 2007.
- National Occupational Research Agenda Partnering Award, “Hazardous Drug Work Group,” National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC, 4/18/2006.
What classes do you teach?
- NSG 554 Occupational Health Perspectives on Worker Populations
- NSG 558 Occupational Health: Professional Practice and Leadership in Program Development
What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?
The collective commitment to innovative research and excellent teaching in pursuit of health equity.
DepartmentChild, Family, and Population Health Nursing
UnitOffice of the Dean
- Health Equity