Kenneth I. Shine, MD, former President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM),
is the founding Director of the RAND
Center for Domestic and International Health Security. He leads the Center's efforts to make health a central component of U.S. foreign policy and guide the Center's evolving research agenda. Dr. Shine brings to this new role decades-long experience working with international health experts on global issues such as emerging infectious illnesses, bioethics, and access to care.
Under Dr. Shine's leadership, the IOM played an important and visible role in addressing key issues in medicine and healthcare. IOM reports on quality of care and patient safety heightened national awareness of these issues. IOM researchers led studies on nutrition, food safety, and child development, and examined availability and side effects of vaccines.