Phone: 512 471-9462
Office: NUR 5.136
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
Dr. Page is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing. She has been a faculty member at UT Austin School of Nursing since January 1998, first as an Instructor of Clinical Nursing and since completion of her PhD in December 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing.
Dr. Page received her undergraduate degree (BS in Nursing) from the University of Kentucky in Lexington in 1987, her Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1994 and her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. She also completed a doctoral portfolio in Mexican American studies at UT Austin.
In addition to her faculty role, Dr. Page is a Certified Nurse Midwife, providing well-woman and prenatal care one day per week at a private OB/GYN practice in Austin, Texas.
She lives in Dripping Springs, Texas with her husband Walt (also an RN) and her 2 children: Josh (born April 1993) and Vanessa (born July 1995).
- The title of Dr. Page’s dissertation is “Sex, Drugs, and Religion: A Multiethnic Analysis of Health Behaviors, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Childbearing Women.” This was a study utilizing data from cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth.
- Currently, Dr. Page is continuing her work with maternal health of underserved women using the National Survey of Family Growth, collaborating with researchers from Sociology and Social Work in an interdisciplinary effort.
- Page, R. L. (in press). Differences in health behaviors of Hispanic, White, and Black Childbearing Women: Focus on the Hispanic Paradox. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.
- Page, R. L. (2006). Acculturation in Mexican immigrants: A concept analysis. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 24, 270-278.
- Im E. O., Page, R. L., Lin, L. C., Tsai, H. M., & Cheng, C. Y. (2004). Rigor in cross-cultural nursing research. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 41, 891-899.
- Page, R. L. (2004). Positive pregnancy outcomes in Mexican immigrants: What can we learn? Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 33, 783-790.
Articles in Review
- Page, R. L. Contextual factors that influence the health of Latina immigrants in the U.S.: Protective or adverse? Journal of Transcultural Nursing, June 2007.
- Page, R. L. (2003). [Review of the book The wisdom within]. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 21, 192-193.
- Page, R. “Health Risk Behaviors among Hispanic, Black, and White Childbearing Women.” Poster presented at the 7th Annual Southern States Knowledge in Research Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April, 2007.
- Page, R. “A Comparison of Health Behaviors and Perceptions during Pregnancy and Postpartum.” Poster presented at the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved populations Annual Research Conference, Austin, Texas, February, 2007.
- Page, R. “Mexican American Women’s Health Behaviors during Pregnancy and Postpartum.” The Center for Mexican American Studies Doctoral Portfolio Plática Series, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, April, 2006.
- Page, R. “Paradox or Pearls of Wisdom? Lessons from Caring for Hispanic Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the American College of Nurse Midwives’ 49th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, May, 2004.