Billy A. Caceres is an Assistant Professor in the Program for the Study of LGBT Health at the Columbia University School of Nursing.
Dr. Caceres’ research uses biobehavioral approaches to understand and reduce cardiovascular health disparities in stigmatized populations with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adults. As one of the few researchers with expertise in LGBTQ cardiovascular health, he has become a nationally recognized expert on social determinants of cardiovascular health in this population. His research on cardiovascular health disparities has been highly cited in interdisciplinary journals. He recently served as the writing chair of the American Heart Association’s first scientific statement on the cardiovascular health of LGBTQ adults, which will make significant contributions to research, practice, and policy in this area. Dr. Caceres’ career development award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is the first of its kind study to use a sibling design to examine the associations of adverse life experiences with cardiometabolic risk in lesbian and bisexual women and their heterosexual sisters. Dr. Caceres is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is the 2020 recipient of the Sexual and Gender Minority Early Stage Investigator award from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Caceres received his BSN, MSN, and PhD from New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Comparative and Cost Effectiveness Research at Columbia University School of Nursing.