Making a difference through community service-learning
UIC College of Dentistry Prevention & Public Health
Committed to addressing oral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations

The Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences is responsible for the planning and execution of clinical and non-clinical community-based extramural experiences and public health coursework for dental students. Our goal is to prepare an oral health care workforce that is competent and committed to addressing the oral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations and to play its part in eliminating health disparities.

Our goal is to prepare an oral health care workforce that is competent and committed to addressing the oral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations.
We accomplish this goal through:
  • Academic Stewardship (advocacy, development, oversight, delivery) of the prevention curriculum
  • Stewardship of the dental public health curriculum
  • Stewardship of service-learning initiatives
  • Ensuring the content and progression of the prevention curriculum is sound and appropriate and the strength of the cultural diversity curriculum
  • Service Managing the community-based extramural experiences, particularly the 50 days of extramural experiences which are a rotation component of the Extramural Education course (DADM 325)
  • Developing new sites for extramural rotations necessary to assure students have options for a broad array of experiences
  • Managing and operating all activities and commitments regarding extramural rotations
  • Developing and conducting service-learning opportunities (stewardship of service-learning initiatives in the College)
  • Developing and sustaining pertinent community-based partnerships and collaborations
  • Developing and sustaining partnerships with universities, organizations, and state and federal government agencies that are demonstrably linked to fulfilling the main mission of the division
  • Facilitating volunteer community-based opportunities for students and faculty Conducting conferences, special guest lectures and seminars regarding prevention, public health sciences, and extramural community-based rotations
Contact

UIC College of Dentistry Division of Prevention & Public Health Sciences
801 South Paulina Street, Room 102GD
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Faculty & Staff

Caswell Evans, DDS, MPH
Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences
(312) 413-7401
Fax: (312) 413-9050

Khatija Noorallah, MPH, MEd
Clinical Community Academic Manager
Clinical Instructor
(312) 355-4549
Fax: (312) 413-9050

Christine Hryhorczuk, DDS, MSPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Extramural Site Assessment
(312) 355-5236
Fax: (312) 996-1981

Darien Weatherspoon, DDS, MPH
Assistant Professor
(312) 996-3465
Fax: (312) 413-9050

Janelle Wade, MPH, CHES
Extramural Program Coordinator
(312) 355-4598
Fax: (312) 413-9050