At NCMHD, I was hired as a Health Scientist Administrator/Policy Administrator to assist this new Center in developing the infrastructure of the organization, establishing the very first program initiatives, writing extensive government-wide policy documents, and representing the Center on numerous Department of Health & Human Services committees. My three years with the Center helped me to further professionalize myself in another government agency. It also helped me to recognize that as a trained Medical Anthropologist, I could work in a wide variety of professional fields as long as I was open to constantly retrain myself.
I therefore suggest to all Medical Anthropologists and all academic scholars - TAKE CHANCES TO RETRAIN YOURSELF AND DISCOVER NEW OPPORTUNITIES OF YOUR EXPERTISE!
Check out a few photos from my years at NIH!