Caswell Evans, Jr., DDS, MPH
Associate Dean for Prevention & Public Health Sciences
University of Illinois-Chicago
College of Dentistry
Dr. Evans is the Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry; he is also a faculty member in the UIC School of Public Health. Previously he served as the Executive Editor and Project Director for Oral Health in America: A Report of the U.S. Surgeon General. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and past president of the American Public Health Association, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, and the American Board of Dental Public Health. Dr. Evans is Chairman of DentaQuest Foundation Board, and serves on the Chicago Board of Health, Oral Health America, and the Children’s Dental Health Project.
Dr. Evans received the DDS degree from Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and the Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. His research focuses on clinical, Translational and Community Health and Outreach, Prevention and Public Health. He was a member of NIH’s workshop on Integration of Oral Health and Primary Health Care. A Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Academy of Dentistry International, he is a prolific writer with extensive publications.
Dr. Evans has received numerous awards, including the American Dental Education Associations Gies Awards for Achievement – Dental Educator. The Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association recognized him with the John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health.