Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Raynard S. Kington is Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.Prior to coming to NIH, Dr. Kington was Director of the Division of Health Examination Statistics
at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this capacity he also served as Director of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Prior to coming to NCHS, he was a Senior Scientist in the Health Program at RAND. While at RAND, Dr. Kington was a Co-Director of the Drew/RAND Center on Health and Aging, an National Institute on Aging Exploratory Minority Aging Center.

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, Geriatric Medicine, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Kington's research has focused on the relationships among race, socioeconomic position, and health status, especially in older populations. His research has included studies of the determinants of health care services utilization; the economic impact of health care expenditures among the elderly; and racial and ethnic differences in the use of long-term care.

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