Curious about the skills you'll need to be successful in different types of careers after you graduate? If so, then you are invited to the Biomedical Graduate Education Career Options Seminars (COS). In this series, we invite professionals in a variety of science industry, policy, and research positions. Come learn about the work they do, the skills their positions require, and how you can make your transition from Georgetown into this type of professional role. This month’s seminar focuses on working in Policy and Community Health and is presented by the MS Program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Location: Medical-Dental Building: NE 201C


Isabel Roth, DrPH (c), MS  (CAM Alum '13) 
Project Coordinator and Teaching Assistant 
Division of Management, Policy & Community Health 
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 

In her final year as an undergraduate at Oberlin College, Isabel combined her studies in dance and neuroscience into a research study looking at the effects of mind-body centering practices on stress and anxiety. Through Georgetown University's Masters program in Physiology, Biophysics, and CAM, she started to see what a research career in Integrative Medicine could look like. Now in her final year in the Doctoral program in Public Health at UTHealth in Houston, she's working towards a career at the intersection of Integrative Medicine and public health. The UTHealth Community Health Practice program combines a community-based participatory research framework with mixed methods research. Isabel is currently completing her dissertation research, an Ethnography of Integrative Pain Management at a Large Urban Pediatric Hospital. Isabel is also the Project Coordinator for WE RISE: Women’s Experiences of Reentry after Incarceration, A Systematic Evaluation. She works to create more equitable, accessible, and culturally sensitive healthcare through research, teaching, and advocacy.

Space is limited so reserve your spot Here.

We will try our best to vary the day and time of the monthly seminar, as we know that course schedules will often conflict. Your coursework is your utmost responsibility so to ensure that you have access to the seminar material, a COS Reporter will take notes at each seminar and write a report that I will make available to anyone who wants it. You can find the reports HERE.  However, I strongly encourage all who can attend to take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with the speaker and to meet other BGE students who have similar career goals as you!

If you’d like to join the COS Editorial Board as a COS Reporter for this seminar, please email me at for your assignment. Many policy, marketing and science writing managers often assess your lay language written communication skills before making their hiring decisions. These types of reports are great to develop and showcase those skills!