EEMI Faculty and Students Work with Rodham Institute

Doctoral Candidate Kelly Rickard and Profs. Joe Cascio and Jonathan Deason meet with Rodham Institute founder Dr. Jehan El-Bayou
Doctoral Candidate Kelly Rickard and Profs. Joe Cascio and Jonathan Deason meet with Rodham Institute founder Dr. Jehan El-Bayoumi
November 20, 2016

EEMI Professors Joe Cascio and Jonathan Deason, along with doctoral candidate Kelly Rickard, participated in the fourth annual Rodham Institute Summit that was conducted on October 16, 2016, in southeast Washington, D.C.

At the event, community leaders, clinicians and students presenting at the day-long event emphasized how to engage and lift up young people living in underserved areas. The Summit was focused on improving health services in Washington, D.C., through community collaborations, health education and service learning.

EEMI personnel have met several times with Rodham Institute founder Jehan El-Bayoumi and staff to discuss a possible research project examining the nexus between environmental conditions and health conditions of low income and disadvantaged D.C. residents. Dr. El-Bayoumi is a Professor of Medicine at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences and serves as a personal physician to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

During the summit, the Rodham Institute presented three awards totaling $30,000 to support projects linking community members, organizations and leaders with academic partners at GW. Awards went to ventures that provided support for youth mental health, asthma care and other health concerns.

Cora Masters Barry, founder and CEO of the Recreation Wish List Committee and former wife of the late D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, presented a keynote address during the lunch hour. The Recreation Wish List Committee provides safe, state-of-the-art recreation centers to help underserved youth.

Below: Panelists discuss inner city health concerns in Washington, D.C.

Panelists discuss inner-city health concerns in Washington, D.C.