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College of Nursing

MSC09 5350
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 1-800-690-0934

Sharon Ruyak

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Assistant Professor


(505) 272-8599

Dr. Sharon Ruyak joined the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing Faculty in 2013. In 2015, she joined the Research Faculty as an Assistant Professor. She is a Certified Nurse-Midwife with over 18 years of experience. Her research focuses on understanding the biobehavioral contributions of chronic stress to adverse pregnancy outcomes as well as fetal and infant outcomes. She was a recent recipient of a National Institute of Nursing Research Intramural Research Training Award for the 2015 Summer Genetic Institute. The goal of Dr. Ruyak’s research is to develop new knowledge to be used to improve maternal-child health outcomes. Dr. Ruyak is an active member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Dr. Ruyak received her BSN from Towson University, her MS in Nurse-Midwifery from Georgetown University, and her PhD from the University of Colorado, Denver.