Dr. Rob Rivers
Rob Rivers, Ph.D. is a program director in the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of the Institutes that comprise the United States National Institutes of Health. He leads programs focused on increasing the biomedical research workforce’s diversity and expanding support in health disparities-related research. His doctoral research focused on studying intrinsically disordered proteins and their propensity to aggregate and their implications in disease. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Kentucky State University.