Raynard Kington
Published January 18, 2013
Updated January 11, 2021

Dr. Raynard Kington is the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. Previously, Kington served as the president of Grinnell College from 2010 to 2020. Kington’s research interests are in “socioeconomics and race and how they impact health and health care.”

Kington holds a bachelor’s of science and an M.D. from the University of Michigan, as well as an MBA and Ph.D. in health policy and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

His medical background led him to work for the National Institutes of Health in a range of positions, including acting director and associate director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, before going to Grinnell. He also served as a division director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation, and as a visiting assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

In 2009, Kington received the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, which is the highest honor given by the department. He has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times.

Expertise: Health policy, socioeconomics and race, economics, behavioral and social sciences, health and nutrition, medicine (general, internal and geriatric), higher education

Location: Andover, Mass.

Contact media inquiries at Phillips Academy:

Email: tsweet@andover.edu

Phone: 978-749-4659

Heard on NPR: Tell Me More: Blacks At Disadvantage In Winning Research Grants

Speaking about health disparities at the Chicago Humanities Festival:

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