Billy A Caceres
Billy A. Caceres, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research at Columbia University. Caceres is also an affiliated investigator of the Center for Research on People of Color and the Precision in Symptom Self-Management (PriSSM) Center at Columbia University School of Nursing. Caceres completed his PhD at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University in 2017. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University School of Nursing he completed training in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, behavioral cardiovascular health, and LGBTQ+ health. His program of research uses biobehavioral approaches to identify and intervene on psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular disease in marginalized populations across the lifespan.
He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of several studies to understand the influence of adverse life experiences on sleep and cardiovascular health in marginalized adults. In July 2019, Caceres began a career development award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which examines the associations of sexual identity, adverse life experiences, and cardiovascular health in sexual minority (lesbian and bisexual) women and their heterosexual sisters. Caceres is currently the PI of the RESTORE Study. The RESTORE Study, funded by a seed grant from Columbia University's Data Science Institute, is a 30-day daily diary study that uses data science techniques to examine the associations of discrimination with sleep health and blood pressure in Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ adults.
Caceres is a fellow of the American Heart Association, American Academy of Nursing, and New York Academy of Medicine. He received the 2020 National Institutes of Health's Sexual and Gender Minority Early-Stage Investigator Award.