My name is Elijah Castle. I currently work as a study coordinator for 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 completed 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, and community engagement in academic and professional work. I am particularly interested in how undergoing gender-affirming genital surgeries, patient-provider relationships, and medicalization/medical trauma affect embodiment.

I also run https://www.phallometa.wiki/, a website which aims to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information and bust myths about metoidioplasty and phalloplasty through research and lived experiences of community members.


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. 


Manuscripts/peer-reviewed publications:

Book chapters:

Oral abstracts + presentations:

* indicates co-first authorship

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: castle.elijahr [@] gmail.com


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.


Feel free to reach out if you would like to get in touch

You can also find me on LinkedIn