Deputy Director and Assistant Professor Division of Global Women's Health and Family Planning
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Dr. Nathan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's health where she leads the department's maternal health programs in Rwanda. With grants from the Einstein Global Health Center and the US Fulbright African Regional Research Program, Dr Nathan has initiated a study looking at the effectiveness of two community level interventions, a newly constructed birthing center and mobile reproductive health teams, which aim to increase the attended delivery rate for women living in Kagano Sector in the Western Province of the country.
In addition to her research, Dr Nathan is also working at the local district hospital, where she is leading an effort to improve the maternity ward through education (didactic and simulation), protocol and checklist implementation, and leadership strengthening.
She also leads a resident initiated adolescent sexual health program at a local secondary school. This unique program was designed with the help of the students and includes didactic lectures in the classroom by school staff trained by an Einstein resident and medical student. These lectures are complemented by a reproductive health library at the school, organized field-trips to local health centers (where nurses have received adolescent friendly reproductive health training), and anonymous question and answer forums.