Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Billy Caceres, AGPCNP-BC, RN-BC

New York University

Billy Caceres is a PhD candidate at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, where he is focused on Nursing Research & Theory Development. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Media Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, all from New York University. He works as a Nurse Clinician in the post-anesthesia and cardiovascular specialty care unit at NYU Langone Medical Center where he is an active member of the geriatric and nursing research councils. He is also an adjunct simulation instructor in the baccalaureate nursing program at NYU. His primary research interests are in the area of chronic disease health disparities in older adults, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. He is active in a number of organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International, the NYU Doctoral Student Organization, Eastern Nursing Research Society and the Future of Nursing's New York State Action Coalition. He has received scholarships and awards from the Rita & Alex Hillman Nursing Foundation, Oncology Nursing Society and National Council of Jewish Women. Following completion of his PhD, he hopes to serve as a nurse faculty member and expand his program of research in the areas of geriatrics and health disparities.