Serah Nthenge, Postdoctoral Fellow

Serah Nthenge

Serah Nthenge is a postdoctoral fellow at the Lurie Institute. In May 2019, she completed her doctoral studies at Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. Her background experience has been in medical/surgical nursing, midwifery and nursing education. Her research interest has been in the area of health disparities for people with disabilities. Serah’s most recent studies have focused on the perinatal experiences of women with physical disabilities and the use of standardized patients with disabilities (SPWDs) in an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program. The aim of this study was to help nursing students interact with, and meet the health needs of, persons with disabilities. Serah envisions identifying innovative ways in which healthcare providers can effectively collaborate with and provide quality perinatal care to women with physical disabilities.