Madeline Cafiero, EdDDirector, Graduate Nursing Program
Assistant Professor, Nursing

Ackerman Hall, Troy
[email protected]


  • EDd, Organization and Leadership, Nurse Executive Program, Teachers College Columbia University
  • MS, Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner Track), The Sage Graduate School, Russell Sage College
  • BS, Nursing, The Leinhard School of Nursing, Pace University
  • Diploma, Nursing, St. Clare’s Hospital School


December 1998- March 1999: Coordinator of pilot project for Urinary Health Management in the Nursing Home experience trial, Schuyler Ridge Nursing Facility, Seton Health, Troy, NY

January 2000-2001: Chairperson, Consumer Advisory Panel NAFC: Blueprint for continence care in an assisted living setting

September 2001- August 2002: Managed pilot project Urocare: improving access     to incontinence evaluations in long-term care

Sub-investigator Overactive bladder study/ McNeil Consumer 2004

Sub-investigator DESIRE trial/ Lilly 2004

Sub-investigator/Study Coordinator Novartis Switch Study June 2006 to June 2007

September 2007: Consultant for NYS DOH Best Practice Research “Dementia and Urinary Incontinence” Kingsway Arms Schenectady, NY

April 2012:  Co-investigator for The Health Homes Collaborative, a community-based participatory research study partnering The Sage Colleges and the Rensselaer County Office of Mental Health.


Emory University WOCNEC program, graduation June 2004; certified CWOCN, Nov. 2004

Selected Presentations

09/10: Capital District WOCN Annual Teaching Day: “Devices for Continence”, Latham, NY

10/10: The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State Annual 26th Annual Convention: “What to Do until the Wound Care Center Opens- A Primer for Primary Care NPs”, Lake George, NY

10/ 11: The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State Annual 27th Annual Convention: “Health Literacy: Can we talk?” Saratoga Springs, NY

06/12: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 27th Annual Conference: “Six Minute Lecture- Health Literacy”, Orlando, FLA.

10/12: Health Literacy Annual Research Conference: “Nurse practitioners’ knowledge, experience and intention to use health literacy strategies in practice”, Bethesda, MD.

Selected Publications

Cafiero,M., Maloney-Monaghan, C., Wooldridge,LS., Newman, DK.(2005) Overactive bladder and its impact on quality of life in different patient populations. Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing,32(3S),2-S2.

Cafiero,M., Carlson, A. Monaghan, C. (2006, May 2) Community bladder screening: improving access to treatment.  Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, 33 (3S),S 26-27.

Alexander,J., Cafiero, M., Camden,S., Conroy,S Milne,C., Rowen,L., Sujeta, N.,             Tyler, R., & Whitehead, N. (2006, September) Roundtable discussion: Does skin care for the obese patient require a different approach? Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 1 (3), 157-165.

Cafiero, M. (2012).  Nurse practitioners’ knowledge, experience, and intention to use health literacy strategies in practice. Proquest Dissertations & Theses.

Professional Organizations

  •  American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Foundation of NYS Nurses Health Literacy Task Force
    •  Member 2010-2011
    •  Co-chair 2011
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty
  • Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Pi Chapter, inducted 2008
    •  Undergraduate Counselor 2010-present
  • Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
    • Peer reviewer Journal of WOCN, 2007-present
    • Capital District Affiliate Educational Planning Committee, 2007-present