Associate Director, Division of Special Studies in Symptom Management
380 Second Avenue Suite 305New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization
HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Chronic Illness and Symptom Management, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (herbs, nutraceuticals and supplements)
DNSc, 2002, Columbia University
MS, 1996, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Columbia University
BS, 1991, Nursing, Michigan State University
Dr. Capili is Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing. Her program of research focuses on cardiovascular disease prevention in people living with HIV. Specifically, her work has examined the effects of diet on the metabolic complications of HIV, omega 3 fatty acids to reduce HIV-related hypertriglyceridemia, and metabolic markers to predict cardiovascular disease in HIV. Her research also includes investigating traditional methods of healing such as herbal therapies and acupressure to reduce cardiovascular risk in HIV.
Honors and Awards
2010, Nominated, 23rd Annual Nurse Research Recognition Award. Association for Nurses in AIDS Care
2008, Fellow, 34th Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention of the American Heart Association
2007-2008, Florence Irving Fellow, Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical Translational Science Award
2007, Columbia University School of Nursing - Distinguished Young Alumni Award
2002, Columbia University School of Nursing - Center for AIDS Research: Award for Service and Contribution
1999, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: Outstanding Article - JANAC
1998, Columbia University School of Nursing/Center for Health Policy: Village Center for Care Scholarship (Tuition Support)
1996-1997, New York State AIDS Institute/Nicholas A. Rango HIV Clinical Scholars Fellowship Recipient
Sigma Theta Tau - Alpha Zeta Chapter: International Honor Society for Nursing
1992, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: Mercy Values Award
NP, New York
RN, New York
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Primary Care, HIV Primary Care, Symptom Management
(2011). Herbal supplements: Talking with your patients. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7, 29-35. 10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.06.004.
(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.
(2011). Nausea and vomiting in HIV/AIDS. Gastroenterology Nursing, 34, 15-24. 10.1097/SGA.0b013e31820b256a.
(2011). Traditional Chinese medicine and human immunodeficiency virus-associated neuropathy. Journal of Chinese Medicine, 95, 16-20.
(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.
(2010). Adverse event reporting in acupuncture clinical trials focusing on pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 26, 43-48. 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181b2c985.
(2009). Developing an integrative therapies in primary care program. Nurse Educator, 34, 271-275. 10.1097/NNE.0b013e3181bc747a.
(2009). Distal sensory peripheral neuropathy in HIV: A case study. Clinical Scholars Review, 2, 13-18. 10.1891/1939-2095.2.1.13.
(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.
(2008). Screening and assessment of coronary heart disease in HIV infected patients. Circulation, 118, e41-e47. 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.189626.
(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 .
(2006). HIV and hyperlipidemia: Current recommendations and treatment. MedSurg Nursing, 15, 14-20.
(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.
(2005). Clinical recruitment and retention of a vulnerable population: HIV patients with chronic diarrhea. Gastroenterology Nursing, 28, 463-468.