Bio


Natasha is a third-year medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is currently on a MedScholars Grant research year, investigating health disparities through the lens of pediatric surgery outcomes. Prior to medical school, she graduated form Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology, then spent two years in the public health system in Kenya, working with a grassroots NGO and a social enterprise. She has also traveled to Sudan during medical school to conduct research on surgical informed consent. Her interests include: community health, global health, and empowering the underserved communities to become active participants in their health care decisions.

Honors & Awards


  • MedScholars Research Grant, Stanford School of Medicine (2018-2019)
  • Human Biology Award for Excellent Honors Thesis Presentation, Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning (2014)
  • Stanford University Award of Excellence, Stanford Alumni Association (2014)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Contributing Writer, Stanford Medicine Scope Blog (2016 - Present)
  • Student Member, American College of Surgeons (2017 - Present)

Membership Organizations


  • SIG: Surgery Interest Group, Medical Student, co-president 2017-2018

Education & Certifications


  • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, HUMBI-BAH (2014)

Stanford Advisors


Current Research and Scholarly Interests


global health, public health, health disparities, pediatric surgery outcomes

Research Projects


  • Surgical Informed Consent Perceptions and Practices among Providers and Patients in Sudan (MedScholars Project)

All Publications