Department Of Nursing
Billy Caceres, PhD, RN

Billy A. Caceres, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN (he/him) is an Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Caceres is an affiliated investigator of the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research (CSGMHR) and the Center for Research on People of Color (CRPC). He completed his PhD at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University in 2017. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University (2017-2019) 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 risk factors for cardiovascular disease in marginalized populations across the lifespan.

He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of several studies to understand social and structural determinants of sleep and cardiovascular health in marginalized adults. In 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 the PI of the recently completed 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 intersectional discrimination with sleep health and blood pressure in Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ adults. In 2022, he was awarded an intramural pilot award from the CSGMHR to investigate the influence of structural discrimination on the cardiovascular health of sexual minority 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.

Clinical Studies Managed By This Investigator:
Condition Study Title
Healthy Volunteers [ CLOSED ] Stress, Coping, and Blood Pressure Reactivity in Sexual Minorities
Healthy Volunteers [ CLOSED ] Stress and Heart Health in LGBTQ+ Adults
Heart Disease Reduce Heart Disease Risk Among LGBQ Adults