Dr. Billy Rosa
Dr. Billy Rosa is currently a postdoctoral psycho-oncology research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, New York, USA. He has worked with the seriously ill and those at the end-of-life for over a decade as a critical care nurse, palliative care nurse practitioner, global health advocate, and educator. Dr. Rosa has multiple long-term personal and professional ties to several communities in India and is committed to the alleviation of illness-related suffering for all affected individuals and their families.
He has been recognized with numerous distinctions, including the international Spirit of Renewal Award from Sigma (2017) and the national Public Health Service Award for Distinguished Practice in Nursing from the American Nurses Association (2020). Dr. Rosa serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing and as a board member for multiple global health and palliative care organizations to improve equity in palliative care access and promote interdisciplinary collaboration.
He received his PhD and Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA; Master of Science in Nursing from Hunter College, USA; and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, USA. He is a graduate of the MSK Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Clinical Fellowship. Dr. Rosa is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and the New York Academy of Medicine.