elijah castle

About me

My name is Elijah Castle. I currently work as a study coordinator in the Hunter Alliance for Research and Translation (HART) at Hunter College. Previously, I have worked in the gender-affirming surgery program at NYU Langone as a research coordinator and at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center as a medical case manager in the Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT) program. I also have done graduate coursework in bioethics at the NYU School of Global Public Health. For over five years, I have provided peer and community support and education on topics related to trans healthcare and surgery navigation (especially genital surgeries). 

My work at HART focuses primarily on projects related to trauma-informed approaches to healthcare and research, sexual health for trans men and transmasculine people, health education and knowledge dissemination, community engagement, healthcare analytics, and program evaluation. I am particularly interested in research related to patient-provider relationships, clinical ethics, and informed consent, as well as the relationships and interactions between trans surgeries and embodiment. 

My work

I strive for all of my work to be community-centered. My specific academic research interests and expertise include:

I have presented at numerous conferences on many of the above topics for both community members and professional audiences, including the annual World Professional Association for Transgender Health and United States Professional Association for Transgender Health conferences, the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and the American Urological Association Annual Meetings. 

Selected citations

Manuscripts/Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Book Chapters:

Oral Abstracts and Presentations:

Poster Presentations:

Professional Memberships:

1/2023-Present Member

National Student Bioethics Association

12/2022-Present Member

American Society for Bioethics + Humanities

08/2022–Present Member, Empirical Bioethics Working Group

NYU Langone Health

07/2021-Present Full voting member 

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

07/2021-Present Full voting member 

United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH)

10/2019-Present Member

Trans Health Advocates of New York (THANY)

10/2022-5/2023 Member, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data Working Group

NYU Langone Health

07/2021-05/2023 Member, LGBTQ+ Advisory Council

NYU Langone Health 

If you would like to see my full CV, please contact me via the link at the bottom of this page. 


These are some resources I think are particularly helpful.


I have consulted for and provided education for medical residency programs, surgical practices, and others working in trans healthcare. I also have experience in program evaluation and healthcare analytics for trans healthcare providers and organizations.  

I am available for consultation, presentations, education, and other opportunities for collaboration. 

If you would like to see samples of my work or discuss working together, please get in touch.

Contact me

If you would like to contact me, you can send me an email at castle.elijahr [@] gmail.com.

You can also find me on LinkedIn