Raynard Kington

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

Dr. Kington holds a Bachelor of Science and an M.D. from the University of Michigan. His medical background led him to work for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 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 (CDC), as a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation, and as a visiting assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins.

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


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Head of School at Phillips Academy

Areas of Expertise: Health Policy, Socioeconomics and Race, Economics, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Health and Nutrition, Medicine (General, Internal, and Geriatric), Higher Education

Location: Andover, Massachusetts

Contact Info:

Contact media inquiries at Phillips Academy
Email: tsweet@andover.edu
Phone: 978-749-4659

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

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Speaking about health disparities at the Chicago Humanities Festival: 

Added January 2013. Last verified January 2021.