Pilot Initiatives

During the past year of virtual learning, the CHD has continued to deepen its work through extended partnerships with community partners and new learning and research opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students. This page will be updated frequently as we extend the work of our center through exploratory initiatives.

New Course Offering(s)

Addressing the Health Status and Health Inequities Among Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Life Span (2 credits)

For undergraduate and graduate students interested in the intersection between disability studies, healthcare delivery and policy, and community advocacy and change.  Developed and facilitated by Dr. Kim Bullock in conjunction with the Disabilities Studies Program at Georgetown University, the course incorporates community voices including clinical and research practitioners, lay and professional self-advocates, leadership from local and global community-based organizations. Students produce a capstone project related to their learning outcomes and the needs of community partners.

New Student Opportunities

Junior Research Coordinator (potential to be funded in the future):

A part-time, student-held position to foster and further develop the goals of the Division according to its mission and values. The role supports Research, Partnership, and Curriculum Development. 

  • Research: JRC pursues funding streams through grant-writing and designs & implements novel research initiatives alongside the Division’s staff and current students.
  • Partnership. JRC recruits new on-campus and off-campus partnerships as well as publicizes the work of the center.
  • Curriculum. JRC acts as a teaching assistant for some Community-Based Learning courses. Co-facilitates coursework and explores multimodal engagement with community partners.

In future years, this position may be open to GUSOM, SMP, or GEMS students. Students should demonstrate experience and interest in community-health research as well as academic medicine. Outcomes for the JRC include experience with community-based research as well as exposure to academic medicine.

“As service learning and community-based research were so formative for me during my time as an undergrad, working on CBL and other activities within the Community Health Division has been a real gift. The fact that we have accomplished so much from community health fairs to surveys and interviews to building coalitions of student advocates is a credit to Dr. Bullock and our community partners for continuing to invest in creativity and community.”

John DiBello, Georgetown Special Master’s in Physiology Candidate ’21

Student Volunteers

Medical, graduate, and undergraduate students have been invited to join the CHD with the goal of sustaining the work of CBL partnership and research throughout the entire calendar year. Student volunteers will receive a certificate from the Community Health Division, designating the number of hours served and the projects to which they contributed. 

Send a CV/Resume along with a list of academic/research interests to kab75@georgetown.edu and jrd150@georgetown.edu

Full Time Summer Research Internships 

Medical, graduate, and undergraduate students will be welcome to support the CHD through paid and/or unpaid research internships.

Positions for medical students:

Positions for graduate/undergraduate students will be posted in the weeks to come.

Send a CV/Resume along with a list of academic/research interests to kab75@georgetown.edu and jrd150@georgetown.edu