Dr. Sandy Cayo

Associate Director of Clinical Initiatives

Dr. Sandy Cayo, DNP, FNP-BC, PhD(c), is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She has over 15 years of healthcare experience and expertise. As a practicing clinician, she 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 working as a clinical nurse in the Smilow Cancer Center and later as an Off Shift Executive for both the St. Raphael and York Street campus.  She has owned and operated her own telemedicine practice and enjoys providing holistic modalities of care and wellness for her patients. In the classroom, Dr. Cayo specializes in curricular course design innovation and transition to practice via NCLEX advising. She has taught in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr Cayo is an advocate for global health and travels to Haiti, Nigeria, and Ghana annually to conduct health fairs and instruct courses in nursing education. Dr Cayo completed her DNP from Fairfield University in 2014. Her DNP project focused on Attitudes toward Bone Marrow Donation in Black Patients. She is completing her PhD at Duquesne University where her research is examining the impact of perceived discrimination and blood pressure control in Black patients.