Dr. Jim Crall received DDS and master’s degrees and a certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Iowa, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He was selected to be a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Dental Health Services Research Scholar at Harvard from 1984-1986, and subsequently obtained masters and doctoral degrees in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Crall was appointed as the first Dental Scholar-in-Residence at the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and has served as a member of or consultant to numerous national and international panels. Jim joined the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry in 2004, and was appointed as Chair of the Division of Public Health & Community Dentistry in 2011. Previous appointments include: Director of Columbia University’s Oral Health Disparities & Policy Center, Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Associate Dean for Program Evaluation and Planning at the University of Connecticut, Director of Dentistry at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and faculty member at the University of Connecticut and University of Iowa.