Zachary Kiser, PhD

Director, Government Relations & Advocacy

Zachary Kiser joined NephCure in 2021 after working in health policy on Capitol Hill and as a biomedical researcher.

Zac previously served as a Professional Staff Member of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he 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, he worked for Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), where he served as a Health Policy Fellow. In Senator Brown’s office, he led a range of legislative and oversight efforts involving public health and healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he 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 his service in the Senate, Zac spent several years as a medical research scientist on several industry and NIH-funded projects. His work focused on developing research projects and clinical trials to improve the lives of African Americans with Sickle Cell Disease. He 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.