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Yana Gepshtein is a Nurse Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner with special interests in women's health across cultures, traditional medicines, and the role of food in care. She received her BA in Nursing from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, her Masters in Nursing from the UCSF school of Nursing, and her Certificate of Midwifery from the UCSF School of Medicine. She is a Visiting Researcher at the Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Oriental Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, where she has studied women's health applications of the Japanese traditional medicine Kampo. While in Japan, she also followed practices of Japanese traditional Midwives. Since 2008, she has been working as a Nurse Practitioner at the Family Health Centers of San Diego, which is a network of community clinics that offer low-cost or free care to low-income and uninsured people. She works with women from all over the world.