Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, School of Nursing
Dr. Martínez Rogers spent the early years of her life in public housing. She has spent her life in service to the community serving their needs as a nurse, a nurse educator, an advocate for the underserved population, and an advocate for health policy changes in regards to healthcare.
She specialized in Psychiatric Nursing and was Director of Nursing at several hospitals. During Desert Storm she was assigned to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort. Bliss, Texas where she earned Achievement and Commendation Medals.
She has a PhD in “Cultural Foundations” from the University of Texas at Austin. She subsequently earned two postdoctoral fellowships at the Indiana University School of Nursing. She is a member of the graduate faculty of the UT Health Science Center’s School of Nursing, where she currently serves as a tenured Professor.
Dr. Martinez Rogers co-founded a non- profit organization, Martinez Street Women’s Center whose primary purpose is to provide support and educational services to women and female adolescents. At the University of Texas Health Science Center, she founded “Juntos Podemos”, a mentorship program.
Dr. Martinez Rogers collaborated with the US Western District Court Probation Office to provide a female specific program for women convicted of a federal felon and under community supervision. She began this program to prevent relapse/recidivism.
In November, 2006 she was selected to be a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). She is the past President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN). She was a Commissioner of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) She founded the International Association of Latino Nurse Faculty and serves as president.