Anita L. Nelson, MD, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of OB-GYN at the David Geffin School of Medicine at UCLA, voluntary Clinical Professor of OB-GYN at USC School of Medicine and Professor and Chair of the Department of OB-GYN at Western University Health Sciences. She worked at Harbor-UCLA for 30 years as Chief of Women's Healthcare Programs, where she was Medical Director for over two decades the largest women's nurse practitioner education program in the country.
She continues to work with Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute overseeing small clinics and the California Family Health Council as Medical Director of the research division. Her areas of interest are contraception, menopause, infection, and menstrual disorders. She has participated in more than $55 million dollars of funded research for the NIH and commercial entities and has authored over 200 articles for professional journals. Anita is a senior author of Contraceptive Technology, is a member of the editorial boards of Contraception, Contraceptive Technology Update, Contraception and Reproductive Medicine and AJOG and is a reviewer for many other journals. She lectures frequently at national and international conferences and is often interviewed by the media as an expert and as an advocate.