Heather Reynold ‘80

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1980

Heather Reynolds, MSN, CNM, FACNM, graduated from Boston University with a degree in psychology and background in child development and social work. At YSN, she studied midwifery. After six years, she was persuaded by a YSN colleague to return to the School and is now an associate professor for the nurse-midwifery specialty. 

Heather has carried the flag in matters of health service planning and policy development. She has served as a nurse consultant in the Health Resources and Service Administration, Division of Nursing, on various advisory bodies of the National Health Service Corps and on the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality. 

In 1992, Heather was a primary care policy fellow in the U.S. Public Health Service, Policy Fellowship program. She has also served as president of the Society of Primary Care Policy Fellows and continues to serve in this organization as a senior advisor. 

Heather was the recipient of the YSN Distinguished Alumna Award in 1996 and was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in 1997.

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