Associate Dean for Prevention & Public Health Sciences
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 S. Paulina Street, MC: 621
Chicago, IL 60612
Caswell A. Evans, Jr., DDS, MPH, is the associate dean for prevention and public health sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Dentistry and has a joint appointment as professor in the UIC School of Public Health. He has been appointed to the Illinois State Board of Health. Dr. Evans was the executive editor and project director for Oral Health in America; A Report of the Surgeon General, released in May 2000, and subsequently directed the development of the National Call To Action to Promote Oral Health, released in April 2003. Prior to that, Dr. Evans was the director of public health programs and services for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He previously served as director of the County Division of the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health in Washington State.
He is a past-president of the American Public Health Association and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. Dr. Evans is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and a past-president of that Board. He was elected into the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences in 1992.
Dr. Evans is a graduate of the Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery in New York City, and he earned his masters of public health degree from the University of Michigan.