Janet A. Phoenix, MD, MPH is a Senior Consultant with The Grant Group. She holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Dr. Phoenix was the recipient of a Health Policy Fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She spent her fellowship year working on health care reform efforts in the US Senate. She served on two federal advisory committees, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Lead Poisoning Advisory Committee and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee. She has extensive international experience having consulted for the US Agency for International Development and the Environmental Protection Agency in efforts to eliminate the use of leaded gasoline. Dr Phoenix managed a community based participatory research project in the District of Columbia using faith based organizations in partnership with local health and environmental governmental agencies. She worked closely with a coalition of faith-based organizations in Washington, DC serving inner city communities. Members of these congregations formed the Community Participatory Research Team (CPRT) for the technical studies project.
Dr. Phoenix managed the National Lead Information Center a toll free hotline and clearinghouse for professionals and families providing information on lead poisoning prevention. She was the Director of Health Education for the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning a national advocacy organization now known as the Alliance for Healthy Housing. She is an established media spokesperson with interviews on Good Morning America, CNBC and Voice of America. She designed three national media campaigns on lead poisoning prevention. They included a Spanish language campaign for Spanish language media outlets Telemundo, Univision and Galavision and an award winning campaign using the muppets Elmo and Oscar for Children’s Television Workshop. She has written curriculums on environmental lead poisoning, environmental triggers of asthma, breast cancer and AIDS. She is especially talented at developing training on environmental health for stakeholders including community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and hard to reach audiences such as low income and/or low literacy individuals.