Raynard S. Kington

Grinnell College

Dr. Raynard S. Kington was appointed President of Grinnell College beginning in August, 2010.  Prior to beginning his tenure at Grinnell, he was elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006, serving as the chair of the Section on Administration of Health Services, Education, and Research through 2010. His wide range of responsibilities have included serving as associate director of NIH for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Prior to NIH, he was a division director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he led the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, one of the nation’s largest studies to assess the health of the American people. He has been a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation and was the Co-Director of the Charles R. Drew University/RAND Center on Health and Aging. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA and as a Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kington attended the University of Michigan, where he received his B.S. with distinction and his M.D. He subsequently completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. He was then appointed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his M.B.A. with distinction and his Ph.D. with a concentration in Health Policy and Economics at the Wharton School and was awarded a Fontaine Fellowship. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

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