Thursday, September 26, 2019
Dr. Castro will be presenting his latest work focused on a new theory on moral injury and will also give a comprehensive overview of his work focused combat trauma, sexual assault, suicide, LGBT acceptance and integration, and how these issues relate to his theory of military transition.
Dr. Carl Castro is currently Professor and Director of the Military and Veteran Programs at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Dr. Castro is one of the leading military health theorists in the world today. Dr. Castro received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1989. He began his military career as an infantryman in 1981 and retired from the Army at the rank of colonel. His current research efforts are broad, including understanding and ameliorating the effects of military trauma and stress on service members, family, and unit readiness, the prevention of suicides and sexual assaults, and evaluating the process of transition into the military, as well as from military service back to civilian life.