Staff at the Rodham Institute

Jehan El-BayoumiJehan El-Bayoumi, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Executive Director

Dr. El-Bayoumi was born in Florida, raised in East Lansing, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both undergraduate and medical school. She then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985 to complete her internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). After completion of her training, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at GW.  Dr. El-Bayoumi served as clerkship director for many years prior to becoming the Internal Medicine Residency Program director in 1998, and remained in that role for 15 years. Dr. El-Bayoumi is a professor of medicine and she has a very active clinical practice.

Learning how to better educate and evaluate learners, from all levels has been a long-standing interest of hers. She has lectured and taught in the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and the SMHS residency program, as well as in the community about topics such as women and minority health. She has served on the boards of Center for Women Policy Studies, National Women’s Health Network, and Arts for the Aging. She is currently serving as a board member for Whitman Walker Health.

Dr. El-Bayoumi founded the Rodham Institute to honor her patient, Mrs. Dorothy E. Rodham. She was not only a patient, but she also became her cherished friend. Mrs. Rodham was a wonderful human being who was committed to social justice and this Institute was created to honor her legacy.


Tracie B. Harrell
Executive Program Coordinator

Prior to joining The Rodham Institute, Mrs. Harrell was the program coordinator for the internal medicine residency program, at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, since 2005. She has extensive experience in graduate medical education and has coordinated multiple programs since 2002. In February 2012, Mrs. Harrell was awarded the Program Coordinator Excellence Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This national honor is awarded annually for distinguished service and commitment to excellence in graduate medical education.


  Maurice Smith, M.Ed
  Director of Educational Programs and Outreach

Before joining The Rodham Institute, Maurice was the Academic Service-Learning Coordinator and Director of Civic House for the Honey W. Nashman     Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at the George Washington University. Maurice has over 9 years of experience working with faculty development, student leadership development, capacity building, community relations,and civic engagement in a higher education setting. He holds a Master's degree in Education/Psychology from James Madison University, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, his Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies/Graphic Design from Loyola University New Orleans and a degree in Digital Media from Tulane University.

Maurice will be the lead in the development of the Rodham Institutes Pathways to Healthcare Careers (PATH-C) initiative , the Health Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.), and advising and mentoring Rodham Institute interns, graduate and undergraduate fellows/practicum students. He will also assist in building Rodham's community collaboration, marketing and media and work to developing service-learning into areas of graduate medical education at GWU.


Freya Spielberg

Monique Duwell, M.D., M.P.H.

Director of Special Projects

Dr. Duwell serves as a physician at Minnesota Avenue Health Center, a community health center in Ward 7 operated by Unity Health Care, Inc. – an organization providing healthcare to underserved populations in Washington, D.C.  

Prior to joining the Rodham Institute, Dr. Duwell completed the Primary Care Track in the Internal Medicine Residency program at The George Washington University. She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned her Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her clinical training experience has included work in resource-poor areas in the U.S., as well as sub-Saharan African countries. Her research interests include health care in resource-poor settings – both locally and globally - and the integration of public health training in medical education.


Gringer Winston, M.D., M.P.H.
Community Research Consultant

Dr. Winston serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine at GW’s Medical Faculty Associates.  She is actively engaged in obesity reduction research and patient care in both the weight management practice and primary care practice at the GW. Previously, Dr. Winston was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College where she had dual appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Services.  Dr. Winston’s research focuses on behavioral interventions aimed to reduce the prevalence of obesity in Black and Hispanic communities, with an emphasis on body image perception and the role of social networks in promoting weight loss.

Dr. Winston will serve as the lead for the Rodham Institutes Academic Community Collaboration Award which was formed to stimulate and advance community-university collaborations around research and program development related to the health and well-being of the residents of D.C. 


Monique Duwell

Sara Mutnick
Project Manager

Sara Mutnick provides administrative support to Dr. El Bayoumi and Tracie Harrell. A Washington, DC native, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Zoology, with a certificate in Global Health, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. As an undergraduate, she participated in several research projects, including generating novel virus strains as an intern in the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Also during her time as a student, she contributed to a research study (pending publication) about new radiologic imaging technology at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. Following her passion to promote and improve public health and the healthcare system, Ms. Mutnick has worked in the social services and healthcare fields. She has served as both a volunteer and an employee at social service agencies assisting individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in Madison, WI and Washington, DC. Most recently, she completed a year of service as Community HealthCorps - AmeriCorps volunteer, assisting medically underserved communities in DC navigate and access their healthcare benefits.


Freya, Spielberg, M.D., M.P.H.
Research and Evaluation Consultant

Freya Spielberg is the co-creator of the Rodham Institute interdisciplinary training program. She is an associate professor at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, an associate professor at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute School), and the Director of Community Oriented Primary Care graduate training program in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the Milken Institute School. 


Marcus Andrews
Presidential Administrative Fellow

Marcus is a member of the prestigious George Washington Universities Presidential Administrative Fellowship. He works with our community collaboration strategy and varies research projects and initiatives wirhin the Rodham Institute. Marcus is a second year Masters of Public Health Administration student at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GWU.

 


Janet Pheonix, M.D., M.P.H.
Rodham Institute Affiliate Researcher

Dr. Phoenix is a physician trained in public health who has managed research, risk communication, and health prevention and promotion programs for many organizations. She is also Assistant Research Professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health In the Department of Health Policy & Management at George Washington University. Dr. Phoenix is also the Executive Director of the Coalition for Environmentally Safe Communities, a national nonprofit organization providing technical assistance to communities at risk for environmental disease.