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Page-Reeves, Janet Faculty Member


Dr. Page-Reeves received her PhD in cultural anthropology from the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1999. Her training is in political economy with expertise in gender theory. She has a strong and unique background in theoretically grounded research and community-based applied work. Her training as an anthropologist provides her with experience for designing and conducting research using an ethnographically inspired approach. Her work is infused with an appreciation for the salience of using a holistic approach as a foundation for understanding complex social issues. She has extensive research, applied, and community experience working on themes related to social determinants of health, cultural adaptations of interventions, and patient/community engagement. Dr. Page-Reeves has two edited collection books: Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life Off the Edge of the Table (2014, reprinted 2016), and Well-being as a Multidimensional Concept: Understanding connections Among Culture, Community, and Health (2019), which have both been extremely well-received. In recognition of her skills and contributions, she was appointed and reappointed as a member of the New Mexico Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights where she served as Vice Chair and Co-Vice Chair, she is the President of the Southwest Anthropological Association, and she is a member of the national Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) and the Co-Chair of the New Mexico Chapter of SSN. Her research has received national recognition in relation to understanding food insecurity as a health issue, designing patient-engaged approaches to research, conducting research to address social determinants of health including the development of the WellRx, an innovative social needs screening instrument, and understanding success among Native Americans in STEM. She has a track record of significant funding, including from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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