UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Rogers, Norma Martinez

School of Nursing
Family and Community Health Systems
(210) 567-2547
rogersn@uthscsa.edu

Throughout my professional career I have made it a commitment to lead in eliminating health disparities among vulnerable populations. I am the founder of Juntos Podemos a mentorship program for nursing students to assist with retention. This program began with a $5000 stipend and has continually been funded from Health Resources Administration. It has grown by over 460%and 98% of the students in this project are academically successfully. In November, 2006 I was selected to be a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). I am the past President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN). After a rigorous selection process I was appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office to be a member of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) which will examine how Medicaid physician pay affects access to care by Medicaid patients and those in the Childrens Health Insurance Program, among other issues. I am the only nurse on this committee and the only Latina. I was nominated by Dr. Mary Wakefield to be a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Health Service Corps. I am fluent in English and Spanish. My areas of expertise are cultural diversity, mentoring, recruitment and retention of nursing students, and preventing relapse and recidivism in female federal offenders who are under community supervision. I have been funded in all these areas and presently I am 95% funded.

7/2009 - Present Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family and Community Health Systems, San Antonio, TX