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Joyce K. Anastasi,

Independence Foundation Endowed Professor
Founding Director, Division of Special Studies in Symptom Management
380 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 

Symptom Management, Clinical Trial Design, Research Methodologies, Non-invasive Interventions, HIV/AIDS, Gastrointestinal and Neurological Conditions

DrNP, Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing
Oriental Medicine/ Acupuncture, New York College for Wholistic Health, Education & Research
PhD, Nursing, Adelphi University
MA, Nursing, New York University
BSN, Nursing, Wagner College
Professional Overview 
Dr. Anastasi is one of the country's leading clinical scientists in the area of symptom management. Dr. Anastasi was formerly the Helen F. Pettit Endowed Professor at Columbia University and Director of the Center for AIDS Research and Integrative Therapies in Primary Care Program. Further, she is an outstanding teacher and has received recognition and acclaim through her receipt of the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award. Dr. Anastasi served on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report on The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public. She is also the principal investigator of several clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Anastasi is a licensed acupuncturist and a Diplomate from the NCCAOM. Dr. Anastasi authored and developed the Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements© graduate program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She has published extensively in the area of symptom management using non-invasive interventions and has received numerous awards for her contributions and expertise in acupuncture and symptom management research.
Honors and Awards 
2011, Distinguished Researcher Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society
2007, Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award
2003, Distinguished Researcher Award, Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association
2003, The Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Award for research titled, “Acupuncture for Chronic Nausea in HIV.”
2002, Researcher Recognition Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
2001, Sixth Annual Presidential Columbia University Teaching Award – Finalist
2000, President’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, for Distinguished Service in HIV/AIDS Research and Integrating the Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Biomedical Treatment Approaches, New York College of Wholistic Education and Research
1999, Outstanding Clinical Article of the Year Award: Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, National Meeting
1998, Diplomate of Acupuncture: National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
1997, Excellence in Acupuncture Award: New York College of Wholistic Health Education and Research
1997, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
1996, Advanced Practice Nurse APNSCAN Award for Exceptional Contributions to Health Care: U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group of Pfizer Inc.
1994, O’Neil Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Service: Columbia University School of Nursing
1994, Gold Multimedia Media Award: “HIV/AIDS Interactive Multimedia Video.” Columbia University School of Nursing and Dartmouth Interactive Media Laboratory
1992, Excellence in Nursing Special Recognition Award St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center
1991, Excellence in Nursing Special Recognition Award St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center
1992, Sigma Theta Tau: International Nursing Honor Society
RN, New York
LAc, New York
Dipl. Ac., National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Professional Membership 
AIDS Treatment Data Network: Former Board of Directors
American Academy of Nursing: Fellow
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Holistic Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Association for Reproductive Health Practitioners
Eastern Nursing Research Society
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: Diplomat
New York State Nurses Association
New York State Acupuncture Association
Oncology Nursing Society
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Sigma Theta Tau
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Supplements
Research Methods

Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Symptom management
Gastrointestinal conditions
HIV/AIDS, Neurological conditions
Women's health

Anastasi, J.K., Chang, M., & Capili, B. (2011). Herbal supplements: Talking with your patients. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7, 29-35. 10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.06.004.
Capili, B., Anastasi, J.K., & Ogedegbe, O. (2011). HIV and general cardiovascular risk. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 22, 362-375. 10.1016/j.jana.2010.12.002, PMCID: PMC3140603.
Anastasi, J.K., & Capili, B. (2011). Nausea and vomiting in HIV/AIDS. Gastroenterology Nursing, 34, 15-24. 10.1097/SGA.0b013e31820b256a.
Anastasi, J.K., Chang, M., Capili, B., & Dawes, N. (2011). Traditional Chinese medicine and human immunodeficiency virus-associated neuropathy. Journal of Chinese Medicine, 95, 16-20.
Anastasi, J.K., Capili, B., Chung, A.M., & Hammerschlag, R. (2010). Acupuncture/moxibustion RCT for distal sensory peripheral neuropathy in HIV/AIDS: Rationale, design, methods, procedures and logistics. European Journal of Chinese Medicine, 6, 40-52.
Capili, B., Anastasi, J.K., & Geiger, J.N. (2010). Adverse event reporting in acupuncture clinical trials focusing on pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 26, 43-48. 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181b2c985.
Mao, A., & Anastasi, J.K. (2010). Diagnosis and management of endometriosis: The role of the advanced practice nurse in primary care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22, 109-116. 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2009.00475.x.
Anastasi, J.K, Capili, B., & Schenkmen, F. (2009). Developing an integrative therapies in primary care program. Nurse Educator, 34, 271-275. 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3181bc747a.
Anastasi, J.K., Smolowitz, J., & Capili, B. (2009). Distal sensory peripheral neuropathy in HIV: A case study. Clinical Scholars Review, 2, 13-18. 10.1891/1939-2095.2.1.13.
Anastasi, J.K., McMahon, D.J, & Kim, G.H. (2009). Symptom management for irritable bowel syndrome: A pilot randomized controlled trial of acupuncture/moxibustion. Gastroenterology Nursing, 32, 243-255. 10.1097/SGA.0b013e3181b2c920.
Anastasi, J.K., Currie, L.M., & Kim, G.H. (2009). Understanding diagnostic reasoning in TCM practice: Tongue diagnosis. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 15, 18-28.
Capili, B., & Anastasi, J.K. (2008). Body mass index and nutritional intake in patients with HIV and chronic diarrhea: A secondary analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 20, 463-470. 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2008.00349.x.
Larson, R., Capili, B., Eckert-Norton, M., Colagreco, J.P., & Anastasi, J.K. (2006). Disorders of glucose metabolism in the context of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18, 92-103. 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2006.00109.x .
Capili, B., & Anastasi, J. (2006). HIV and hyperlipidemia: Current recommendations and treatment. MedSurg Nursing, 15, 14-20.
Anastasi, J.K., Capili, B., Kim, A.G., McMahon, D., & Heitkemper, M.M. (2006). Symptom management of HIV-related diarrhea by using normal foods: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 17, 47-57. 10.1016/j.jana.2006.01.005.
Anastasi, J.K., Capili, B., Kim, G.H., & Chung, A. (2005). Clinical recruitment and retention of a vulnerable population: HIV patients with chronic diarrhea. Gastroenterology Nursing, 28, 463-468.