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R. Jeanne Ruiz, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

R. Jeanne Ruiz, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN


College of Nursing
1359 TAMU
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, TX   77807-1359

Phone: 979-436-0139
Fax: 979-436-0098

Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing, 1999

Master of Science, Nursing, Texas Woman's University, 1990

Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Texas, Austin, 1976

Bachelor of Arts, Government, University of Texas, Austin, 1972

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

  • Woman's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, Certificate Southwestern Medical School, 1990

Research Interests

  • The fetal origins of adult disease – the effect of maternal stress, inflammation, and chromosomal changes leading to poor birth outcomes and health risks across the lifespan
  • The effects of chronic stress and cross cultural influences on biological mechanisms leading to poor health in mothers and infants
  • High risk obstetrics
  • Interventions to improve maternal emotional wellbeing and infant health
  • Expanding the APRN role to improve costs and improve outcomes

National Service/Recognition

  • Reviewer for NINR predoctoral and postdoctoral awards

Teaching Interests

  • Primarily graduate programs- EBP, Pathophysiology, Women's Health and Obstetrics, Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students
Last edited by: oswald 09/19/2017

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