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Laura Zeidenstein

Associate Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University Medical Center
School: 
Nursing
Office: 
617 West 168th Street, Room 352, New York, NY 10032
Email: 
lz108@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-305-5887
Fax: 
212-305-6937
Appointments
  • Program Director, Nurse Midwifery Program at CUSON
Biography

Laura Zeidenstein, CNM, DNP, is Director of the Graduate Midwifery Program at Columbia University where she teaches and guides our future midwives. She received her graduate midwifery degree from Yale University in 1988 and her Doctor in Nursing Practice from Columbia University in 2005. In her 23 years of practice, Laura has provided midwifery care in a variety of urban settings, both in hospitals and in freestanding birth centers, including Woodhull Hospital, Downstate Medical Center, the Maternity Center Association, and Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center. Laura recently initiated a clinical project in Bangladesh to improve maternal safety in childbirth. 

Zeidenstein's research and clinical interests include Clinical midwifery education in the United States, training traditional birth attendants in Bangladesh, postpartum hemorrhage management in rural Bangladesh, female genital cutting, abortion access "Lifewrap" Anti shock garment for emergency control of postpartum hemorrhage in rural Bangladesh, improving social status of rural midwives in Bangladesh, student clinical narratives as professional development, methodology and evaluation of low tech clinical skills education, and midwifery student experience audio project.

Research & Other Works
Article
Unconventional combinations of prospective parents: ethical challenges faced by IVF providers
Article
How much is a child worth? Providers’ and patients’ views and responses concerning ethical and policy challenges in paying for ART
Article
Linguistic and Cultural Challenges in Communication and Translation in US-Sponsored HIV Prevention Research in Emerging Economies
Article
Pleasing doctors: when it gets in the way
Article
"Post-Residency Disease" and the Medical Self: Identity, Work, and Health Care Among Doctors Who Become Patients
Coercion and undue influence in decisions to participate in psychiatric research – methodological issues
Article
From anonymity to “open doors”: IRB responses to tensions with researchers
Article
How local IRBs view central IRBs in the US
Article
The Ethics Police?: IRBs' Views Concerning Their Power
Article
“Members of the Same Club”: Challenges and Decisions Faced by US IRBs in Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest
Article
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis on in vitro fertilization clinic websites: presentations of risks, benefits and other information
 
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