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Our Project Team

The project team is led by Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH, Principal Investigator. Dr. Wald is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Co-investigators are:

Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing, and Director of NICHE (New York University; NICHE)

Andy Kramer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Additional project team members are:

University of Colorado:
Regina Fink, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCN, Nurse Researcher (University of Colorado Hospital)
Angela Richard, MS, RN, Project Manager (University of Colorado).
Brian Bandle, BA, IT Coordinator (University of Colorado)

NICHE, and Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing at New York University,
Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, Content Expert (NICHE)
Nina Shabbat, BA, Educational Support NICHE)

Our Funders

The primary funder for STOP CAUTI is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (

Dr. Wald's time is also funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), U.S. National Institutes of Health (, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and Atlantic Philanthropies through a Paul Beeson Career Development Award in Aging.