Faculty Snapshot: Billy Caceres

Three photos of Billy Cacares - one with two others in graduation robes, one head shot, and one seated in a round chair

Tell us about your work.
I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and an affiliated faculty in the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research and the Center for Research on People of Color. My research focuses on examining social determinants of cardiovascular health in LGBTQ+ and racial/ethnic minority populations. A growing area in my program of research is the study of sleep as a risk factor for poor cardiovascular health in marginalized adults. In the fall I am teaching "Intellectual and Conceptual Foundations in Nursing Science" in the School of Nursing's PhD program.

What are you looking forward to right now? What are you most excited about?
I am most excited about getting to spend time with friends and family this summer. Now that the majority of my friends and family are vaccinated, we can finally see each other and enjoy some of the wonderful summer activities New York City has to offer. Also, I am looking forward to traveling to conferences this fall and seeing some of my close colleagues for the first time in over a year.

What’s in your Netflix queue?
Most of my Netflix queue includes true crime documentaries and Spanish-language shows. I just finished the first episode of "Who killed Sara?" which is (obviously) a murder mystery, and am excited to watch more. I am also almost done with season 3 of "House of Flowers," a dark comedy about a dysfunctional family living in Mexico.

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