Summary

Dr. B. Rey de Castro is an environmental health researcher and Westat Senior Environmental Statistician with 20 years of experience in biostatistics, environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, toxicology, and policy. At Westat, Dr. de Castro utilizes his considerable background in biostatistical and epidemiologic analysis in a variety of studies to elucidate the health consequences of pollutant exposures. Before joining the Westat staff, his research focused on combining environmental sampling with microarray assays of gene expression induced by airborne particulate matter in order to understand its toxicity. Dr. de Castro also has a strong background in environmental policy implications from his earlier work as a legislative and regulatory representative for environmental interests.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Senior Environmental Statistician

Westat
Conducting statistical and epidemiologic analysis, study design and planning, exposure assessment, and expert review for such projects as: "Environmental Epidemiology Feasibility Assessment for New Haven, CT", "Environmental Epidemiology Particulate Matter Literature Review," "Epidemiologic Study with Health Hazard Evaluation at Ft. Meade," "Gastrointestinal Illness Epidemiologic Statistical Analyses." Clients include US Environmental Protection Agency and private firms.
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Environmental Statistician

Westat
[see subsequent position]
Dec 2003 - Jan 2007

Faculty Research Associate

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Faculty appointment in Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Areas of experience: cell culture and gene expression analysis in human small-airway epithelial cells; environmental sampling of particulate matter in outdoor urban and indoor office contexts; time series analysis, generalized linear and additive modeling; longitudinal analysis; mixed effect models; and GEE estimation.

2000 - 2003

Research Fellow

Post-doctoral research with Professor John Spengler in Department of Environmental Health. Areas of experience: cell culture and gene expression analysis in human small-airway epithelial cells; environmental sampling of particulate matter sampled in outdoor urban and indoor office settings, analysis of particle-bound organic pollutants, as well as metals in soil, house dust, tap water, and human hair; longitudinal analysis of time-location diary data. Statistical analysis: longitudinal analysis of time-location diary data.
1992 - 1993

Project Manager

Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
Legislative and regulatory policy advocacy for safe drinking water issues relevant to state governments.
Oct 1990 - Apr 1992

Senior Associate

Regulatory Network
Consulting for legislative and regulatory policy advocacy for issues related to drinking water and hazardous waste management. Regulatory compliance analysis.
Jan 1990 - Oct 1990

Managing Associate/Superfund

Association of State & Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials
Legislative and regulatory policy advocacy for hazardous waste cleanup issues relevant to state governments.
1987 - 1990

Researcher/Analyst

National Solid Wastes Management Association
Legislative and regulatory policy advocacy for hazardous waste cleanup issues relevant to private contractors. [NSWMA now known as Environmental Industries Association.]

Education

Education
1993 - 2000

Doctor of Science

Harvard University School of Public Health
Minors: epidemiology, biostatistics
1986 - 1986

Certificate

National Outdoor Leadership School
1981 - 1986

Bachelor of Arts

The Johns Hopkins University
1982 - 1982

Certificate

National Outdoor Leadership School
1977 - 1981

High School

Xavier High School
1980 - 1980

Certificate

Outward Bound, Hurricane Island
1969 - 1977

Elementary

Our Lady of Good Counsel