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Kester Heads NCCIH Policy Office

Mary Beth Kester

Mary Beth Kester

Photo: Bryan Ewsichek

Mary Beth Kester is the new director of the Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation at NCCIH. She came to NCCIH from NIAMS, where she was a health policy analyst whose duties included overseeing the Science Policy and Planning Branch staff.

Prior to working at NIAMS, she was a health policy analyst at NIBIB and NIDDK.

Kester holds a master of science degree in toxicology from the University of Maryland.

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