Joskow Named NIDCR Senior Advisor
Dr. Renée Joskow recently joined NIDCR as senior advisor to the director, after a decade serving as HRSA’s chief dental officer. 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. Earlier in her career, she was a dental public health resident and fellow at NIDCR, and later served as a program official and dental officer with NCATS.
“It’s a homecoming for me,” Joskow said. “Because of my previous experience at NIH and NIDCR, I have wanted to return. I’m thrilled to join this world-class team and help advance NIDCR’s mission.”
Joskow has had an extensive career in the federal government. She worked as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the CDC, where she applied her epidemiological skills in scientific research, surveillance and outbreak investigations, including during the response to the 9/11 attacks and anthrax investigations and sudden unexplained illness and death in Haiti.
Additionally she served the Department of Homeland Security as senior medical epidemiologist in the Chem-Bio Detection program. She also developed and provided training for the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps as its medical readiness manager and director of training and education.
“Renée provides vast knowledge about oral health and the public health community dedicated toward its advancement,” said NIDCR director Dr. Rena D’Souza. “Bringing her on board will help realize our strategic vision for NIDCR in the coming years.”
Board certified in dental public health, Joskow 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. She has received numerous awards and honors and holds the rank of captain in the PHS.