Janet Phoenix, MD, MPH
Janet A. Phoenix, MD, MPH, was the recipient of a 2008–2009 Health Policy Fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is an assistant professor in health policy in the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University. Phoenix also serves as the executive director of the Coalition for Environmentally Safe Communities, a national nonprofit organization. She spent her fellowship year working in the office of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on health care reform, stem cell research, pandemic flu and emergency preparedness. Phoenix’s research focuses on child health; she also consults on health and health policy issues and coordinates a coalition of organizations and agencies working on environmental health issues in the District of Columbia. Phoenix received a bachelor of arts in anthropology from the University of Colorado, a doctorate in medicine from Howard University and a master of science in public health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She served on two federal advisory committees: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Lead Poisoning Advisory Committee and the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.