Janet A. Phoenix, MD, MPH
Associations: Assistant Research Professor - Department of Health Policy & Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health
Dr. Janet Phoenix holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health (GWU). She was the recipient of a 2008 Health Policy Fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and spent her fellowship year working on health care reform efforts in the US Senate. She served on two federal committees: the CDC’s Lead Poisoning Advisory Committee and the EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee. She has consulted for USAID and the EPA in efforts to eliminate the use of leaded gasoline. She was the Director of Health Education for the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, now known as the Alliance for Healthy Housing. She designed three national media campaigns on lead poisoning prevention, including a including a Spanish language campaign for Telemundo, Univision and Galavision and an award-winning campaign using Elmo and Oscar for Children’s Television Workshop. She has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and has written curricula on environmental lead poisoning, environmental triggers of asthma, breast cancer and AIDS. Dr. Phoenix holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Doctorate of Medicine from Howard University.