Acting Deputy Director
Building 31 Room 2C39
31 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD 20814
Dr. D. Jonathan Horsford is acting deputy director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a part of the National Institutes of Health. With more than 14 years’ experience at NIDCR, Dr. Horsford brings a unique combination of knowledge, strategic thinking, and experience within the NIH scientific enterprise and in forging strong stakeholder relationships. As acting deputy director, Dr. Horsford provides leadership and direction to the Institute, as he works collaboratively across NIH, throughout the federal government, and with other key stakeholders and organizations to advance NIDCR’s mission and objectives.
Dr. Horsford first came to NIH in 2005, after receiving his PhD in developmental neurogenetics from the University of Toronto. His first position was as a program director and analyst of the Neurogenetics Cluster at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He then moved to NIDCR in late 2006 as a scientific review officer and proceeded to take on increasing challenges, serving next as acting chief of the Scientific Review Branch, then as a health science policy analyst, and then as acting and permanent director of the Office of Science Policy and Analysis.