Rodham Institute Staff

Jehan (Gigi) El-BayoumiJehan El-Bayoumi, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Founding 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 BassTracie Bass
Director of Doctors of Tomorrow and Workforce Pipeline Programs

Prior to joining The Rodham Institute, Ms. Bass 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, Ms. Bass 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. She currently oversees our Health Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P)


Kristina WilliamsKristina Williams
Director of Community Engagement  

Kristina Williams is a native of Washington DC area and earned her degree in Biology at the University of Maryland. She began her career in  Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals with Martek Biosciences but her passion for health care blossomed as the Chief of Staff for one of Washington DC most respected entrepreneurs and founder and CEO of Minute Clinic, Dr. James D’Orta. While there she had the privilege to work with world-renowned doctor and scientist, Dr. Ben Carson and Professor Stephen Hawking. Currently she is a Clinical Practice Manager for the Radiology Department at George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, Inc.and an important component of the success of the Rodham Institute

Ashanti CarterAshanti Carter, Ed.Dc, M.P.H.
Director of the Health Education & Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) and Program Manager of the Rodham Institute

Ashanti Carter serves as the Program Manager for the Rodham Institute. Before joining the Rodham team, she served under the leadership of world-renowned researcher, Dr. Thomas LaVeist, as the Executive Special Assistant to the Chair at the Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Ms. Carter used her student affairs skills to transform services that students received. She organized the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Residency Fair where graduate students networked with hospital administrators and even secured internships.

Ms. Carter spent 6 years as a teacher for the Los Angeles County Office of Education where her students were justice-involved youth. Ashanti later transitioned her career into higher education, working as the Third Year Medical Student Coordinator in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at the Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program. While working full-time, Ashanti earned a master’s degree in public health and used her knowledge to implement programming into the third-year medical curriculum which included a lecture series about the social determinants of health and health disparities in the Watts/Willowbrook community of southeast Los Angeles. Ms. Carter is currently a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development in the Higher Education Administration Program. Her goal is to be a higher education administrator in student services.


Ginger WinstonGinger 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

Janet PheonixJanet A. 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.