Founded in honor of the late Mrs. Dorothy Rodham, who passionately believed in the capacity of education and opportunity to achieve social change, The Rodham Institute applies the transformative power of education to address health disparities. 


Priority Areas 

Community Collaborations

With an innovative curriculum that focuses on health equity and the social determinants of health, students will have the opportunity to participate in a community-based, experiential model, and experience first-hand the true impact of serving vulnerable communities.

Youth Educational Programming & Workforce Development

By nurturing youth in lower resourced communities, we will promote careers and opportunities in health care early, and create a future health care system led by dedicated, equity-aware professionals.

Training Current and Future Health Professionals in Applied Health Equity

By stimulating interdisciplinary community health quality improvement programs, learners will gain experiential learning opportunities while generating and disseminating best practices to eliminate health disparities. The Rodham Institute has launched a database to facilitate collaboration on community-based research projects.



Jehan "Gigi" El-Bayoumi, M.D., F.A.C.P
Founding Director of the Rodham Institute
Professor of Medicine

The Rodham Institute believes that those people who are closest to the problem know the best solutions where community leadership should be the locus of power to inform and drive change. We have over 150 partners who instruct us on the health priorities of the community where mental health and gun violence are of primary importance. Our multidisciplinary approach focuses on these impacted communities, who experience health inequity daily, to lead and design solutions to maximize impact.

To learn more about our work at The Rodham Institute and to join us in our efforts, please subscribe to our newsletter. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in service of health equity as a first step towards a larger goal of achieving justice and equality for all.