Victoria Harden was the founding Director of the Office of NIH History and the Stetten Museum at the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of Inventing the NIH: Federal Biomedical Research Policy, 1887-1937 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986). She is also the author of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: History of a Twentieth-Century Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990), which won the 1991 Henry Adams prize of the Society for History in the Federal Government. Her third book was published last year and titled AIDS at 30: A History (Potomac Books, Inc).

She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Emory University