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November 13, 2018

Bernadette Capili PhD, NP-C, New Director of the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing
By Hospital Leadership


  Dr. Capili’s area of research focuses on cardiovascular disease prevention, healthy weight management, and chronic symptom management. She has examined the effects of diet on the metabolic complications of HIV and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in HIV. Her research also includes investigating traditional methods of healing such as herbal therapies and acupuncture to reduce cardiovascular risk in HIV and chronic symptoms. As a clinical researcher and clinician, Dr. Capili focuses on identifying patient-related outcomes in her studies to determine the efficacy of various treatment modalities. Her goal is to identify and test outcome measures that can be translated across clinical settings and healthcare disciplines.


Dr. Capili is the recipient of several awards, including the Nicholas Rango HIV Primary Care Fellowship, sponsored by the New York State AIDS Institutes; a National Research Service Award Individual Pre-doctoral Fellowship, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Columbia University Dean’s Distinguished Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Irving Research Fellows Program, sponsored by the Clinical Translation Science Award/NIH/National Center Resource Resources; and the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Columbia University. Dr. Capili has served as an advisory member for the American Heart Association/HIV Academy of Medicine on HIV and Cardiovascular Disease and the federal advisory committee Health IT (HIT) Usability and Safety Work Group. She is also a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals and scientific reviewer for federal agencies.


Dr. Capili’s vision for the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing is to be a core resource to advance research nursing. The development of innovative programs and collaborations with leading experts in the field will provide the foundation to achieve this goal. Dr. Capili’s immediate focus will be to cultivate and promote a network of clinical nurse researchers in-house and deliver scholarly outcomes that will enhance the mission of the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing. Dr. Capili can be reached at 212-327-8405 and her email is e: bcapili@rockefeller.edu. Please just us in welcoming her to Rockefeller University.