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Kim Pelis, Ph.D.

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Dr. Pelis has worked at the NIH for more than 15 years, primarily in the Office of the Director, where she was lead speech writer on the NIH Director's Presentations Team and an editor for the NIH Director's Blog.  Kim joins the ONHM with experience in both academic and public history.  She earned her Ph.D. in the history of medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Prior to coming to the NIH, Kim was an assistant professor of medical history at the Uniformed Services University, across the street from the NIH, from 1998 to 2005. 


  • Postdoc, History of Medicine, UCL, 1995 - 1998
  • PhD, History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1986 - 1994
  • BA, Great Books; Pre-med, University of Notre Dame, 1981 - 1985