Deborah Nucatola is Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Following her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Nucatola completed a Fellowship in Family Planning Clinical Care and Research at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Nucatola has been active in family planning research since 2002 and has authored 2 textbook chapters and numerous journal articles. In addition to her administrative position at PPFA, Dr. Nucatola continues to provide clinical care in both New York and Los Angeles and enjoys educating medical students, residents, fellows, physicians and advanced practice clinicians. She has stayed active in research as Associate Medical Director for Research at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and with the Research Division of the California Family Health Council.