Senior Advisor to the NIDCR Director
Acting Director, Office of Science Policy and Analysis
Building 31 Room 2C39
31 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD 20892
Dr. Renée W. Joskow is the senior advisor to the director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and also serves as the acting director of NIDCR’s Office of Science Policy and Analysis. She is a dentist and a medical epidemiologist, holding both a doctor of dental surgery degree and a master of public health degree from Columbia University. Dr. Joskow subsequently completed a hospital-based general practice residency and a dental public health residency.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Joskow served as the chief dental officer for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), where she provided leadership across HRSA on issues and activities related to oral health. She has also worked as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she applied her epidemiology skills and expertise in scientific research, surveillance, and outbreak investigations including during the response to the 9/11 attacks and anthrax investigations, sudden unexplained illness and death in Haiti, and the 2002 Winter Olympics to name a few. Dr. Joskow also worked in the Office of the Surgeon General, US Department of Health and Human Services as medical readiness manager/director, training and education for the US Public Health Service; as senior medical epidemiologist and program manager in the Chem/Bio Division, Science and Technology Directorate, in the Department of Homeland Security; and as a program official and dental research officer at NIH in the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program.
Dr. Joskow is Board Certified in the specialty of Dental Public Health and is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the New York Academy of Dentistry. Dr. Joskow has received numerous awards and honors and proudly holds the rank of Captain (O-6) in the US Public Health Service.