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Elizabeth Capezuti
Position: Professor, William Randolph Hearst Foundation Chair in Gerontology
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: 212-396-7155
Room Number: Brookdale Campus, W500A
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, MS, BS
Research Interests: Gerontology, geriatric nursing, palliative and hospice care, technological interventions, advanced practice, work enviornment
Professional Interests:
Research Focus
  • Multidisciplinary (Architecture, Sleep Medicine & Nursing), multi-institutional (Cornell University ,Weill-Cornell Medical School & Hunter College Nursing) research team that is developing and testing an educational and technological model to improve’ sleep regulation among persons receiving hospice or palliative care services.
  • Academic-community partnership in East/Central Harlem (NYC) utilizing a community-based participatory research framework that aims to improve access to palliative care (PC) in underserved communities.  
Primary Teaching Area:
  • Intergrative/Systematic Reviews
  • Proposal Development
Selected Publications: (2011-2016)

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography:

Peer Reviewed Books
  • Capezuti, E., Malone, M.L., Gardner, D.S., Khan, A., & Baumann, S.L. (Eds.). (in press for 2017 publication). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (4th edition.). New York: Springer Publishing Company. {3rd Edition - Recipient of the 2015 American Journal of Nursing – Book of the Year Award: Gerontologic Nursing, 2nd Place}
  • Boltz, M., Capezuti, E., Zwicker, D., & Fulmer, T. (Eds.). (2016). Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice (5th edition). New York: Springer Publishing Company. Received 1st Place as the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for 2016 in the Gerontologic Nursing category.
  • Resnick, B. (Ed.), Boltz, M., Capezuti, E. Deirdre, C.M., Clevenger, C.K., Galik, E., & Kennedy-Malone, L. (Co-Eds.) (2016). Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Advanced Practice Geriatric Nursing (5th edition). New York: American Geriatrics Society.
  • Malone, M.L., Capezuti, E., & Palmer, R.M. (2015).  Geriatrics Models of Care – Bringing ‘Best Practice’ to an Aging America. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.
  • Malone, M.L., Capezuti, E., & Palmer, R. (Eds.). (2014). Acute Care for Elders- A Model for Interdisciplinary Care. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapter:
  • Zhang C., Tian Y., & Capezuti E. (2012). Privacy preserving automatic fall detection for elderly using RGBD cameras. In: K. Miesenberger, A. Karshmer, P. Penaz, & W. Zagler (Eds.), Computers Helping People with Special Needs (Volume 7382, pp. 625–633). Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
  • Bub, L., Capezuti, E.,  & Boltz, M., (2014). The Geriatric Resource Nurse. In E. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz, & M. Mezey (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (3rd ed., pp. 340-341). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Capezuti, E. (2014). Adult Protective Services. In E. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz, & M. Mezey (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (3rd ed., pp. 16-18). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, M. & Bub, L. (2014). Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE). In E. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz, & M. Mezey (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (3rd ed., pp. 496-497). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, M. & Bub, L. (2014). Interdisciplinary Team. In E. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz, & M. Mezey (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (3rd ed., pp. 420-422). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Capezuti, E., Boltz, M. & Bub, L. (2014). Meals on Wheels. In E. Capezuti, M. Malone, P. Katz, & M. Mezey (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (3rd ed., pp. 447-448). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Wald, H., Richard, A., Bandle, B., Fink, R., Boltz, M., Min, S., & Capezuti, E. (2014).  Building Capacity in HAI Prevention Research: NICHE and the STOP CAUTI Workgroup. In J.B. Battles, J.I. Cleeman, K.L. Kahn, et al. (Eds.), Advances in the Prevention and Control of HAIs, pp. 155-168. (AHRQ Pub. No. 14-0003). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/advances-in-hai/hai-article12.html
  • Capezuti, E., & Boltz, M. (2014). An Overview of Hospital Based Models of Care. In M.L. Malone, E. Capezuti & R. Palmer, R. (Eds.). Acute Care for Elders- A Model for Interdisciplinary Care. (pp. 49-68). Cham, Switzerland: Spring International Publishing AG.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles: (*indicates data-based) Education:
  • Reid, C., Ghesquiere, A., Kenien, C., Capezuti, E., & Gardner, D. (2017).  Expanding palliative care’s reach in the community via the elder service agency network. Annals of Palliative Medicine. doi: 10.21037/ apm.2017.03.1010.3928/00989134-20170405-02
  • *Bleijlevens, M.H.C., Wagner, L.M., Capezuti, E.A., Hamers, J.P.H. & the International Physical Restraints Workgroup. (2016). Research definition of physical restraints: A delphi consensus study (Brief Report). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64, 2307–2310.
  • *Wahlberg, L., Nirenberg, A., & Capezuti, E. (2016). Distress and coping self-efficacy in inpatient oncology nurses. Oncology Nursing Forum. 43(6), 738-746. 
  • *Backhaus, R., van Rossum, E., Verbeek, H., Halfens, R.J.G., Tan, F.E.S., Capezuti, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2017). Work environment characteristics associated with quality of care in Dutch nursing homes: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 66, 15-22. 
  • * Estévez-Guerra, G.J., Fariña-López, E., Núñez-González, E., Gandoy-Crego, M., Calvo-Francés, F., & Capezuti, E. (2017). The use of physical restraints in long-term care in Spain: a multi-center cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics, 17, 29,
  • *Horton, J.R., Morrison, R.S., Capezuti, E., Hill, J., Lee, E.J. & Kelley, A.S. (2016). Impact of inpatient palliative care consultation on treatment intensity for patients with serious illness. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19(9), 936-942.
  • Riffin, C., Kenien, C, Ghesquiere, A., Dorime, A., Villanueva, C., Gardner, D., Callahan, J., Capezuti, E., & Reid, M.C. (2016).  Community-based participatory research:  understanding a promising approach to addressing knowledge gaps in palliative care.  Annals of Palliative Medicine, 5(3), 218-24.
  • *Tavares, J.P. de Almeida, Leite, A. da Silva, Sá-Couto, P., Boltz, M. & Capezuti, E. (2015). Portuguese nurses’ knowledge of and attitudes toward hospitalized older adults. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences29, 51-61.
  • *Dillworth, J., Dickson, V.V., Mueller, A., Shuluk, J., Yoon, H.W., & Capezuti, E. (2015).  Nurses perspectives:  Hospitalized older patients and EOL decision-making. Nursing in Critical Care. Article first published online: 17 April 2015, DOI: 10.1111/nicc.12125.
  • *Wagner, L., Brush, B.L., Castle, N., Eaton, M., & Capezuti, E. (2015).  Examining differences in nurses' language, accent, and comprehensibility in nursing home settings based on birth origin and country of education.  Geriatric Nursing36 (1), 47-51.
  • *Hu, S., Foust, J., Boltz, M., & Capezuti, E. (2014).  Subtypes of potentially inappropriate medications in older Chinese Americans during care transitions: Cross sectional retrospective study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 1221-1229. 
  • *Gulpers, M.J.M., Bleijlevens, M.H.C., Ambergen, T., Capezuti, E., Van Rossum, E., & Hamers, J.P.H. (2013). Reduction of belt restraint use:  Long-term effects of the EXBELT intervention. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61 (1), 107–112. PMID: 23301773. {Recipient of the Anna Reynvaan Award for 2013 Best Publication}.
  • *Boltz, M., Parke, B., Shuluk, J., Capezuti, E., & Galvin, J. (2013). Care of the older adult in the emergency department:  Nurses views of the pressing issues. The Gerontologist53(3), 441-453. PMID:  23442380
  • *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. PMID: 22928995.  DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-7-78.
  • *McKenzie, L.J.A., Blandford, A.A., Menec, V.H., Boltz, M., & Capezuti, E. (2011). Hospital nurses’ perceptions of the geriatric care environment in one Canadian health care region. Journal of Nursing Scholarship43(2), 181-187.  PMID: 21605322.
  • Panel on Prevention of Falls in Older Persons, American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society (2011).  Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society clinical practice guideline for prevention of falls in older persons. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 59 (1), 148-157.  PMID: 21226685
Education
  • PhD- University of Pennsylvania
  • MS- CUNY, Hunter College
  • BS- CUNY, Lehman College