David Evans

David Evans, Ph.D., AE-C, is Professor Emeritus of Sociomedical Sciences in the Pediatric Pulmonary Division at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Evans is one of the developers of Open Airways for Schools, a school-based asthma self-management program for children aged 8­–11, the Physician Asthma Care Education program, a four-hour continuing education program for pediatricians, and the Creating a Medical Home for Asthma program for improving quality of care for asthma in pediatric clinics. Dr. Evans also served as Director of Community Outreach and Education for two environmental health research centers at Columbia University, the Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan and the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. Dr. Evans served on the NHLBI Expert Panel (Report 3) on the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Behavioral Science Assembly of the American Thoracic Society in 2005. Currently, Dr. Evans is president of the board of directors of Amani Global Works, an organization that provides health care services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and serves on the board of We Act for Environmental Justice (WEACT) in New York.

Last updated November 18, 2022