Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D.
M.D., Rio De Janeiro State University
Ph.D.. University of California-Berkeley
Dr. Caetano, a native of Brazil, earned an MD from the State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1969. After studying psychiatry at the University of London in England, he came to the United States in 1978 and earned a Master of Public Health in behavioral sciences and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1983, he began working as a senior scientist for the California-based Alcohol Research Group, a National Institutes of Health-supported national alcohol research center that studies alcohol and drug use and related topics, and was director by the time he left to join the UT System in 1998.
Dr. Caetano has published his work on various topics, including the epidemiology of substance abuse and alcohol use by minorities, in dozens of scientific journals. He serves on the editorial boards of many substance-abuse publications and is a member of the advisory board of a number of related agencies in the community.
Dr. Caetano arrived at UT Southwestern in 1998 to serve as regional dean for the Dallas campus of the School of Public Health, a component of the UT Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Caetano, also an adjunct professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern and a professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health, began his tenure as dean of the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions on August 7th, 2006.