Dr. Angela Castellanos is a pediatric hospitalist at Lawrence General Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center. During her pediatric residency, she became a founding member of the Las Doctoras Recomiendan podcast with host Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez. This Spanish-language podcast provides culturally appropriate health information for Latinx families, with goals of improving health literacy and empowering caregivers. Launched with a grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2018, the podcast has more than 70 episodes and listeners in more than 30 countries. The Las Doctoras Recomiendan podcast was awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Trainees Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award. As a Tisch Faculty Fellow, Dr. Castellanos will study how parents and caregivers learn from health information delivered through this podcast and how it affects health behaviors. She will also support and mentor medical trainees interested in working with Spanish-speaking patients to develop partnerships with local community organizations in order to improve health education and health literacy in the Latinx community.
Dr. Angela Castellanos has a long-standing interest in health communications and first became interested in podcasting and medicine as an undergraduate at Stanford University. She obtained her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has worked as an editorial fellow for the New England Journal of Medicine and is currently the digital media fellow at the Journal of Hospital Medicine.