Dr. Timothy Iafolla obtained his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Portland, Oregon. He spent eight years as a dentist in private practice, then returned to school at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, where he received his Master of Public Health degree in 1991.
In 2014, he assumed his current position as Chief of the Program Analysis and Research Branch of NIDCR’s Office of Science Policy and Analysis. Dr. Iafolla lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife, Kimberly, who is a neonatologist (pediatric specialist in premature babies) at several local hospitals. They have two grown children and one grandson.
Oral Cancer and African American Men
* African American men are one of the groups at highest risk for oral cancer – but many don’t know it.