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Founder and director
Robin Page (Guatemala 1988-90) is the visionary founder and director of the Program of Excellence for Mothers, Children and Families at Texas A&M.
Through partnerships with interdisciplinary leaders, she brings evidence-based care to the most vulnerable. For 30 years, she has provided direct services as a Certified Nurse-Midwife focused on the highest risk populations, including as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala.
Her research impact is exemplified by her more than two dozen publications and active funding of more than $11 million as principal investigator on extramurally funded grants centered on maternal health equity. For the Texas Research to Policy Collaborative, she wrote sections of a maternal health policy brief distributed to lawmakers who successfully passed postpartum Medicaid expansion.
Her leadership in maternal health led to her appointment by the Texas Health Commissioner as the sole Certified Nurse-Midwife on the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee. As a leading voice and maternal health advocate, Page advises state legislators on the power of nurses to provide high-quality, accessible care for underserved, high-risk populations.
Page earned her BSN at the University of Kentucky, MS from University of Colorado Health Sciences and PhD from UT Austin.
“Being inducted as a FAAN is the pinnacle honor in the profession and one I have aspired to for many years,” Page said. “It is recognition of my impact as a nurse educator, clinician and researcher to mitigate maternal health disparities and strengthen support systems for children and families.”