Blair Kiser, Ph.D.

Director, Government Relations & Advocacy

Blair Kiser, Ph.D., joined NephCure in 2021 after working in health policy on Capitol Hill and as a biomedical researcher.

Blair previously served as a Professional Staff Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where they led a corporate investigation regarding insider trading and financial improprieties, conflicts of interest associated with the leadership of Operation Warp Speed, and politicization of scientific information.

Prior to joining the Select Subcommittee, they worked for Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), where they served as a Health Policy Fellow. In Senator Brown’s office, they led a range of legislative and oversight efforts involving public health and healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they worked with several community hospice advocacy organizations and a Republican office to help craft the bipartisan COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act of 2020.

Prior to their service in the Senate, Blair spent several years as a medical research scientist on several industry and NIH-funded projects. Their work focused on developing research projects and clinical trials to improve the lives of African Americans with Sickle Cell Disease. They earned a doctorate in Biomedical Science from Morehouse School of Medicine in 2017 and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Kentucky in 2011.