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Assistant Professor

Undergraduate courses taught: HERB 201, NAT 202

Graduate courses taught: BOT 501, HED 503, HERB 502, HERB 503, HERB 531

Dr. McGrath is a naturopathic physician and educator. She is a 2004 graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and has since worked in private practice and community health settings in the United States and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Dr. McGrath earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida in 1994. She then went on to study independently with natural healers in Latin America for several years, and after her formal naturopathic education, she completed a year-long clinical residency in Mexico’s public health system. In 2008 Dr. McGrath founded U Najil Ts’aak, a community health NGO in Bacalar, Mexico, affiliated with Natural Doctors International. Dr. McGrath served as medical director and clinician for three years, which involved a team of integrative health practitioners including Mayan midwives.

From 2011 thru 2015, Dr. McGrath worked with the Life Extension Foundation as a health advisor doctor and gained expertise in the innovative field of regenerative medicine. Healthy aging and epigenetics are areas she continues to study. 

Additionally, Dr. McGrath has worked as a physician at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and as a professor, developing and teaching courses at several universities including her alma mater NUNM. She considers it her mission to help her patients and students reconnect to their true nature so that they be can be instruments for the change they want to see in the world.

Since May 2015, Dr. McGrath has also been dedicating time to her son. She shares her passion for nature, medicine, good food, and barefoot walks with her new sidekick. In return, he’s happily teaching her about mindfulness and exuberance.