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Elizabeth Capezuti,

The Dr. John W. Rowe Professorship in Successful Aging
Co-Director, The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
726 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Areas of Specialization 

Gerontology, Geriatric Nursing

PhD, 1995, University of Pennsylvania
MS, 1984, Hunter College
BS, 1980, Lehman College
Professional Overview 
An internationally recognized geriatric nurse researcher, Dr. Capezuti is known for her work in improving the care of older adults by interventions and models that positively influence health care provider’s knowledge and work environment. She focuses primarily on translating effective interventions into actual practice, specifically testing of new technologies for promoting independence and system-change approaches to transform provider behavior. The recipient of more than $8M in research and training grants, she has disseminated the findings of 35 funded projects in 4 co-edited books and more than a hundred peer reviewed articles and book chapters.
Honors and Awards 
2013, New York University Distinguished Teaching Award
2004, Fellow, The American Association of Nurse Practitioners
2004, Fellow, The New York Academy of Medicine
2003, Fellow, The Gerontological Society of America
2000, Otsuka/American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award
1999, Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
1995, University of Pennsylvania Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching
RN, New York
RN, Pennsylvania
CRNP, Pennsylvania
Professional Membership 
American Nurses' Association, Pennsylvania Nurses' Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Delta Zeta and Upsilon Chapters
Council for teh Advancement of Nursing Science
American Geriatrics Society
Wald, H.L., Richards, A., Dickson, V.V., & Capezuti, E. (2012). Chief nursing officers' perspectives on Medicare's hospital-acquired conditions non-payment policy: Implications for policy design and implementation. Implementation Science, 7, 78. 10.1186/1748-5908-7-78.
McKenzie, J.A., Blandford, A.A., Menec, V.H., Boltz, M., & Capezuti, E. (2012). Hospital nurses' perceptions of the geriatric care environment in one Canadian health care region. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43, 181-187. 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2011.01387.x.
Gulpers, M.J.M., Bleijlevens, M.H., Ambergen, T., Capezuti, E., van Rossum, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2011). Belt restraint reduction in nursing homes: Effects of a multicomponent intervention program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59, 2029-2036. 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03662.x.
Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., & Shabbat, N. (2010). Building a framework for a geriatric acute care model. Leadership in Health Services, 23, 334-360. 10.1108/17511871011079029.
Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Kim, H., Fairchild, S., & Secic, M. (2010). Factor structure of the geriatric institutional assessment profile's professional issues scales. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 3 , 126-134. 10.3928/19404921-20091207-98.
Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Shabbat, N., & Hall, K. (2010). Going home better not worse: Older adults' views on physical function during hospitalization. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16, 381-388. 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01855.x.
Kim, H., Capezuti, E., Kovner, C., Zhao, Z., & Boockvar, K. (2010). Prevalence and predictors of adverse events in older surgical patients: Impact of the present on admission Indicator. The Gerontologist, 50, 810-820. 10.1093/geront/gnq045.
Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Kim, H., Fairchild, S., & Secic, M. (2009). Test-retest reliability of the Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile. Clinical Nursing Research, 18 , 242-252. 10.1177/1054773809338555.
Kim, H., Capezuti, E., Boltz, M., & Fairchild, S. (2009). The nursing practice environment and nurse-perceived quality of geriatric care in hospitals. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31, 480-495. 10.1177/0193945909331429.
Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Bower- Ferres, S., Norman, R., Secic, M., Kim, H., Fairchild, S., Mezey, M., & Fulmer, T. (2008). Changes in the geriatric care environment associated with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for HealthSystem Elders). Geriatric Nursing, 29, 176-185. 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2008.02.002.
Capezuti, E., Zwicker, D., Mezey, M., & Fulmer, T. (Eds.). (2008). Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.
Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Bowar-Ferres, S., Norman, R., Secic, M., Kim, H., Fairchild, S., Mezey, M., & Fulmer, T. (2008). Hospital nurses' perception of the geriatric nurse practice environment. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40, 282-289. 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2008.00239.x.
Capezuti, E., Wagner, L.M., Brush, B.L., Boltz, M., Renz, S., & Talerico, K.A. (2007). Consequences of an intervention to reduce restrictive side rail use in nursing homes. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 55, 334-341. 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01082.x.
Kim, H., Capezuti, E., Boltz, M., Fairchild, S., Fulmer, T., & Mezey, M. (2007). Factor structure of the geriatric care environment scale. Nursing Research, 56, 339-347. 10.1097/01.NNR.0000289500.37661.aa.