Yale Nursing Celebrates 5 Faculty FAAN Inductees

July 6, 2023

By Lizamishel Boateng
New Haven Promise Scholar

Yale School of Nursing (YSN) is delighted to congratulate five YSN faculty members on their selection to the Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN): Sandy Cayo, DNP, FNP-BC, PhD(c), Elizabeth Ann Doyle, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, Zhao Ni, PhD, BMedSci, RN, Monica Roosa Ordway ’97 MSN, ‘11 PhD, APRN, PNP-BC, and Hermine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, BSN. This career milestone recognizes these individuals for their significant contributions to health and health care.

Sandy Cayo, DNP, FNP-BC, PhD(c)
Assistant Professor

As a practicing clinician, Dr. Cayo cares for patients across the care continuum from pediatric to geriatric, specializing in primary care and urgent care services. Her other specialties include oncology, school-based health, and women’s health. Dr. Cayo started her career at Yale New Haven hospital in 2008 as a clinical nurse in the Smilow Cancer Center and has also owned and operated her own telemedicine practice. In the classroom, Dr. Cayo specializes in curricular course design innovation and transition to practice via NCLEX advising. She is a strong advocate for global health and travels to Haiti, Nigeria, and Ghana annually to conduct health fairs and instruct courses in nursing education. 

Elizabeth Ann Doyle, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES 
Associate Professor

Dr. Doyle holds a joint appointment as a PNP/CDCES for Yale Pediatric Endocrinology at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. She is the coordinator of the Yale School of Nursing Diabetes Concentration for final-year MSN students, teaches PNP students in the areas of chronic illness/specialty care, and serves as an advisor for both Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students. Dr. Doyle has served as a courtesy faculty member for Yale School of Nursing for over 20 years, precepting students in their specialty rotations, both PNP and FNP students in the diabetes concentration. As of July 1, she also serves in the leadership role of Specialty Director for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care program.

Zhao Ni, PhD, BMedSci, RN 
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ni is a lead faculty of the Yale Office of Global Affairs & Planetary Health and serves as the Director of International Academic Partnerships and Programs. Dr. Ni’s research focuses on using mobile technologies to prevent cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS. He has conducted international research at the interface of chronic diseases, infectious diseases, and mobile health in the U.S., China, Nepal, Malaysia, and Indonesia. His current projects are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and focused on developing artificial intelligence chatbots to promote HIV testing and prevention in Malaysia among populations at high risk for HIV/AIDS. 

Monica Soosa Ordway, ’97 MSN, ‘11 PhD, APRN, PNP-BC
Associate Professor

Dr. Ordway’s program of research aims to examine the biosocial relationships that underlie the association between adverse early childhood experiences and toxic stress with a specific focus on the role of the multidimensional constructs of sleep health in early childhood in buffering toxic stress in early childhood. Her expertise includes various biomarker and objective sleep measurements in early childhood as well as community-based participatory research approaches that aim to improve the health of marginalized communities and reduce health inequities. Her recent work includes conducting a randomized clinical trial to test the feasibility and acceptability of a personalized, multilevel sleep health promotion intervention that she developed called Sleep Well, Bee Well for Early Head Start programs. 

Hermine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, BSN
Associate Professor

Dr. Poghosyan’s research focuses on cancer epidemiology and survivorship research, with a particular interest in cancer health disparities, lung cancer screening and tobacco use among cancer survivors and their social network members, including families, friends, and others. Dr. Poghosyan’s current projects include serving as Principal Investigator of an R01 that aims to investigate social networks and affective states in the context of smoking behaviors among adults diagnosed with tobacco-related cancer. This is 5-year project (2021-2026) is funded by the National Cancer Institute and aims to help understand how to better promote smoking cessation among patients with tobacco-related cancer and their social network members. 

October Induction Ceremony

The 2023 FAAN Induction Ceremony will be held in honor of all 253 new members at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place October 5-7 in Washington, DC. This year’s conference theme is “Celebrating 50 Years of Leadership, Policy, and Partnership.” 

Read the complete list of 2023 FAAN inductees here.